He just tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House is stunned that he has caught the potentially deadly virus, and a statement has been released to address the shocking news.
“National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for COVID-19,” said a statement from the White House. “He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site.”
However, the same statement provided some assurance to concerned Americans. “There is no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President,” it continued. “The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted.”
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, a handful of White House aides — including several members of the Secret Service assigned to protect President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Some politicians have also contracted the virus.
Senator Rand Paul, for example, tested positive for COVID-19 and reported about two weeks later than he was rested and the virus was gone. “I appreciate all the best wishes I have received,” he said. “I have been retested and I am negative.”
In the case of O’Brien, he will reportedly remain quarantined until the virus has run its course before returning to on-site work — which is part of the widely-accepted protocols to ensure that it will not spread to others.
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