REPORT: More Than 130 Secret Service Officers Ordered To Isolate And Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Concerns

REPORT: More Than 130 Secret Service Officers Ordered To Isolate And Quarantine Due To Coronavirus Concerns


A Washington Post article published on Friday reports that more than 130 Secret Service officers tasked with safeguarding President Donald J. Trump and the White House have recently been ordered to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns.

Citing several anonymous sources, the story said a “large number of officers” have contracted the virus, but did not indicate how many have fallen ill. About ten percent of “the agency’s core security team” has been out of action, the report said, pointing out that some White House staffers are reluctant to go to work because of a recent cluster that has infected several people in the president’s circle.

SCOOP: More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign blitz…
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The Post writes, the contagion “is believed to be partly linked to a series of campaign rallies that President Trump

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