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Robert O’Brien, key Trump adviser, tests positive for Covid-19

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, has tested positive for coronavirus, the White House has confirmed.

Mr O'Brien, 54, has been self-isolating and working from home.

The aide has mild symptoms and there was no risk of exposure to Mr Trump or Vice-President Mike Pence, a statement said.

Mr O'Brien is the highest-ranking official in Mr Trump's administration known to have tested positive.

It is not clear when he and the president last met, but they appeared together two weeks ago on a trip to Miami.

The White House statement read: "He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site. There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice-president. The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted."

One source told Bloomberg that Mr O'Brien had been out of his office for a week and that the adviser had contracted the virus after a family event.

Anyone near the president is tested regularly for Covid-19.

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