As more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus are identified in the United States, President Trump said on Tuesday that he sees “no need” to get tested for the novel coronavirus but indicated he would be open to doing so if such advice were given.
Speaking to the media on Capitol Hill on Tuesday after a meeting with Republicans from the Senate, the US president said he has no need to be screened for the illness.
“I don’t think it’s a big deal. I would do it. I don’t feel that any reason… I feel extremely good. I feel very good,” he said
Trump wasn’t screened for the disease although he had contact with several of the congressmen recently. The White House said in a statement Monday that Trump was not being screened for the infection.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said monitoring him would be inappropriate according to recommendations for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
She said the test was not necessary as the US president showed no signs of coronavirus and the lawmakers he came into contact with, didn’t test positive.
At least 1,020 cases have been reported in the US as of Tuesday, and more than 25 people have died from the disease.