President Donald Trump has used a new diagnostic and tested negative for the CCP Virus for the second time.
The Hill, citing a letter from White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, reported that the president underwent a second virus test on Thursday, using “a new, rapid point-of-care test capability” and the results came back negative in 15 minutes.
In his first test in mid-March, President Trump was also found not infected with the virus.
Conley also said the president is healthy and does not have any symptoms.
President Trump confirmed that he had tested negative during the White House press briefing on coronavirus developments on Thursday, April 2.
“I did take a test that just came out. … It took 14 minutes or something to come up with the conclusion. And it said the president tested negative for Covid-19,” Trump said of the virus which, originated in the city of Wuhan, China.
“So that is the second one. I think I took it out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked and fast it worked. It is a lot easier. I’ve done them both. And the second one is much more pleasant,” he said.
The new result came as President Trump was in contact with a number of people who either got the CCP Virus or were in contact with people who did. Last month, the president came into contact with a Brazilian official who later tested positive for the virus, according to Reuters.
The Trump administration is expected to announce a plan to compensate hospitals for treating and testing uninsured patients.
“We don’t want any American to worry about the cost of getting tests or the costs of getting treatment,” Vice President Mike Pence said, adding that the president would address that on Friday.
The CCP Virus pandemic has now infected more than a million people across the globe, a quarter of whom are in the United States.
According to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, more than 245,000 diagnosed cases of the CCP Virus have been found in the United States and the country’s death toll now tops 6,000 as of early Friday.