Covid-19: Donald Trump's national security adviser caught the virus

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In the United States, Robert O'Brien, Donald Trump's national security adviser, tested positive for the new coronavirus, the United States presidency announced Monday.

The White House specifies that he is isolated, works from "a safe place" and that "there is no risk of exposure by the president or vice president."

Robert O'Brien, who occupies a strategic position within the US presidency, has "mild symptoms," the latter said in a statement. He has isolated himself and works "from a safe place" outside the White House.

"There is no risk of exposure of the president or the vice president," added the executive of the United States, assuring that the National Security Council will continue to function normally.

Robert O'Brien made a trip to Paris in mid-July where, in particular, he met his French, German, Italian and British counterparts.

In May, Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the wife of Stephen Miller, a close adviser to Donald Trump, tested positive. Since then she has returned to work.

In early July, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News anchor and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, also tested positive for Covid-19. She is a major sponsor of the Donald Trump campaign, which will run for a second term on November 3.

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