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Washington, May 10 (Canadian-Media): Three members of the White House coronavirus task force. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a high-profile member of the coronavirus response team, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn had to place themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, media reports said.
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All three men had been tested negative, and were scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday.
The CDC and FDA did not disclose the identity of the person who had tested positive and with whom the agency leaders had come in contact.
FDA spokesperson Stephanie Caccomo said Hahn tested negative for the virus after he learned of the contact. He wrote a note to staff on Friday to alert them.
Six people who had been in contact with Pence aide spokesperson Katie Miller, who had been tested positive, were scheduled to fly with Pence on Friday to Des Moines, Iowa, on Air Force Two. They were removed from the flight just before it took off, according to a senior administration official.
All six later tested negative, the White House said.
Daily temperature checks of anyone who enters the White House complex and social distancing among those working in the building are required by the White House. The administration has also directed regular deep cleaning of all work spaces. Pence told reporters Thursday that both he and Trump would now be tested daily as well.