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3/14/2020, 5:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Temperature checks introduced for those around Trump - WH

All White House employees and officials working in close contact with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have to undergo compulsory temperature checks daily due to the coronavirus, White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement on Saturday.

Deere noted: "Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President."

A press conference at the White House is due to start shortly and all journalists were also asked to have their temperatures checked before entering the press room. The move comes after Trump announced a state of national emergency over COVID-19. Trump said earlier that he will likely be tested for coronavirus at some point. Earlier, media reported his daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump went into self-isolation after she met Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton who tested positive for the virus.

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