Miller said Pence's office was notified on Friday evening about
the positive test. The statement did not name the individual.
"Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with
CDC guidelines," she said, referring to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Pence is leading the White House task force formed to combat the
The vice president's office did not immediately respond to a
request for further details and whether Pence would now be
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said last week that
Pence did not require testing after dining with a Brazilian
government official who later tested positive for the disease.
President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus,
his doctor said last week.
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mario
Diaz-Balart of Florida and Ben McAdams of Utah, said on
Wednesday they had tested positive, becoming the first members
of Congress known to have contracted the respiratory illness.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech and Daphne
Psaledakis; Editing by Chris Reese and Sonya Hepinstall)
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