Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attends an event with community and faith leaders at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attends an event with community and faith leaders at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville

(Reuters) - Marc Short, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice president said on Saturday.

"Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health," said Devin O’Malley, adding that Pence would maintain his scheduled "in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel."

(Reporting by Steve Holland in Washington; Editing by William Mallard)