6 Trump campaign staff test positive for coronavirus ahead of controversial Tulsa rally

Six staffers working to organize President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented,” Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump’s campaign, said in a statement.

“No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally or near attendees and elected officials,” the statement read. “As previously announced, all rally attendees are given temperature checks before going through security, at which point they are given wristbands, face masks and hand sanitizer.”

On Saturday, Trump’s campaign said quarantine procedures were implemented for the staffers and that neither the aides nor anyone they came into contact with will take part in the event.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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