In the wake of US Vice President press secretary’s positive coronavirus test, Mike Pence is taking some precautions and is keeping his distance with Donald Trump.

Iran PressAmerica: Pence is "maintaining distance for the immediate future" from President Donald Trump after consulting with the White House medical unit, a senior administration official said. It is not yet clear exactly how long Pence will stay away from Trump, according to CNN.

Later, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Pence had made the decision himself.

"The vice president has made the choice to keep his distance for a few days and I would just note that that's his personal decision to make that, as to how many days he does it," she said during a briefing.

Trump said Monday that he has not seen Pence since the vice president's press secretary Katie Miller tested positive on Friday, a fact that was underscored by Pence's absence from Trump's news conference Monday. Trump said he could confer with Pence by telephone.

While some advisers raised the prospect of separating Trump and Pence long before White House staffers tested positive, the option was not taken seriously until this week.


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