Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for the deadly corona virus. This makes her the third White House employee to be infected by COVID-19, a media report said on Saturday.
The assistant, who works personally for President Donald Trump's daughter, hasn't been with her for several weeks, the CNN reported.
She has been working in teleworking for almost two months and has been tested with caution. A source was cited in the report.
It was not symptomatic. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner both tested negative on Friday, the person familiar with the matter told the US news channel. The development comes a day after President Trump confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence's spokeswoman, Katie Miller, tested positive for the corona virus.
"She is a wonderful young woman, Katie, she tested very well for a long time and then suddenly she tested positive today," Trump said during a meeting at the White House.
He said Miller did not contact him, but spent some time with Pence.
One of Trump's personal servants tested positive for the corona virus on Thursday.
After news of the valet's illness, Trump said he was tested for the corona virus daily.
According to a senior official, contact tracking was carried out in the White House after Miller's test was positive.
The White House is now making sure staff at the White House residence wear masks, and coronavirus testing and temperature testing are enhanced across the west wing. The west wing is also being renovated more frequently, the official said.
Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, recently traveled to the Mayo Clinic without a face mask, despite being informed about the clinic's guidelines that require them.
Trump also declined to wear a mask this week during parts of his tour of an Arizona mask factory.