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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Tests Negative for CCP Virus

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, has tested negative for the CCP virus, according to a party spokesman.

β€œOn the advice of her doctor, @GOPChairwoman was administered a test for COVID-19. That test has fortunately come back negative,” the spokesman, Michael Ahrens, said on Twitter.

McDaniel got tested after she experienced symptoms similar to the flu following a trip to President Donald Trumps Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.

A number of visitors from outside the country and local, state, and federal officials have gone into self-isolation because of possible exposure to the new virus at the resort.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and a delegation from his country attended a dinner at the resort last week with Trump and a slew of top White House officials, including adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner. Two members of Bolsonaros delegation have tested positive.

Trump was tested late Friday. The test was negative, the White House said the next day. Bolsonaro has also tested negative.

Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) went into self-quarantine over their contact with the delegation, as did some local officials. Graham and Gaetz later tested negative while Scott is still in isolation.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, one of the local officials who entered isolation, tested positive for the CCP virus.

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Pennsylvania Avenue, normally filled with commuters during morning rush hour, is shown nearly empty due to the impacts of coronavirus in Washington on March 19, 2020. Confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have reached nearly 10,000 in the United States with a reported 150 deaths having been recorded. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump participates in a working dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida
President Donald Trump participates in a working dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida
President Donald Trump hosts a working dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 7, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

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