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After working from home for a week, Ivanka Trump reported back for work at the White House. The senior advisor to President Donald Trump reported for work after testing negative for the coronavirus, according to Daily Mail.
Ivanka Trump was tested last week and received the result on Friday. She was part of a group of officials that met with an Australian official on March 5 who later tested positive for COVID-19 upon his return to his home country.
Just like other staff, Ivanka Trump had to undergo temperature testing before she was allowed entry into the White House. She later joined the coronavirus task force and President Donald Trump for the daily briefing on Friday.
“Over the last week, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has followed social distancing best practices at her home,” a White House official told Daily Mail. “At the advisement of her doctors, due to lack of symptoms and consistently healthy physician checks, Advisor Trump will be working from the White House today. As is done with every employee at the White House, she will undergo the same health/temperature checks to maintain the safety of herself, her children and those in the White House.”
Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other officials met Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton earlier this month. Dutton started exhibiting symptoms on March 13 when he woke up with a sore throat, fever and slight shortness of breath.
The test result arrived by Friday afternoon. “I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive,” The Guardian reported. “It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and I have complied with their advice.”
However, Queensland Health authorities only traced the people he came into contact with since March 11 and did not concern with those he met earlier. “Their advice to me is they’re concerned with people that I’ve had close contact with since the morning of the 11th,” Dutton said. “So beyond that, it’s not further back, there’s some speculation about my visit to the White House etcetera but all the medical advice says there’s no issue in relation to that period or even cabinet earlier in the week. That’s the very clear medical advice that I got from Queensland Health.”