Dr Anthony Fauci, leading member of White House’s coronavirus task force, has placed himself in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
The director of the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases tested negative for COVID-19, according to the institute, and will continue to be tested regularly.
It added that he is considered at “relatively low risk” based on the degree of his exposure, and that he would be “taking appropriate precautions” to mitigate the risk to personal contacts while still carrying out his duties.
While he will stay at home and telework, Fauci will go to the White House if called and take every precaution, the institute said. He is the third member of the White House coronavirus task force to place themselves in self-quarantine in recent days.