Marc Short, known as Mike Pence’s closest aide, has been infected with coronavirus, the vice president’s spokesman has confirmed, adding that Pence himself tested negative and is not planning to halt his campaign.
“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for Covid-19 today, and remain in good health,” spokesman Devin O’Malley reported on Saturday evening as he confirmed that the VP’s right-hand man, Short, had contracted the virus.
Pence is not expected to cancel any of his scheduled events in light of his top aide’s illness, O’Malley noted, adding that his boss “will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel.”
The decision for Pence to continue his public engagements was made “in consultation with the White House Medical Unit,” the spokesman said. (RT)