Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus

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President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive for Covid-19.

Robert O’Brien, who has been out of the office since late last week, came down with the coronavirus after a family event and has been isolating at home, a report said, quoting people familiar with the situation.

The report said he is still running the National Security Council and doing most of his work by phone.

O’Brien is the closest official to Trump to develop the novel coronavirus. His office is near the Oval Office and Vice President Mike Pence’s West Wing office.

More than 146,000 Americans have been killed by COVID-19 and over 4.2 million people have contracted the virus. Globally, over 16.2 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded since the pandemic began earlier this year, with deaths passing 648,000, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

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