Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus

Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus

- Ben Carson, another official of US President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19

- The retired neurosurgeon tested positive for the virus on Monday, November 9, after experiencing symptoms

- Carson is the latest member of Trump's inner circle to contract the virus

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A report by CNN indicates that Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 69-year-old tested positive for the virus after experiencing symptoms on Monday, November 9, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Carson's deputy chief of staff, Coalter Baker confirmed the development in a statement, adding that the former presidential candidate is in good spirits. He went on to note that the retired neurosurgeon is no longer at the hospital.

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Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus

Ben Carson, a member of the White House coronavirus task force tests positive for coronavirus. Photo credit: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Bloomberg
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Andrew Hughes, Carson's chief of staff revealed that the secretary is already beginning to feel better as he is resting at his house.

Carson joins the list of Trump's inner circle members to contract the virus. Those who have tested positive include one of President Trump's personal valets, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior fundraiser for the president's re-election campaign.

The news also comes as the US president is refusing to concede after losing to Joe Biden in the US presidential election.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Trump released a series of tweets accusing the Democrats of perpetrating voter fraud and outrightly called them thieves.

He doubled down on his claim that the election was stolen and added that he has affidavits confirming that voter fraud took place.

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The president cited mail-in ballots as the problem saying they were not properly authenticated especially in cities like Philadelphia.

In a related development, President Trump’s campaign is seeking an emergency injunction in Pennsylvania to prevent Joe Biden's victory from being certified in the state.

White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany has vowed that the legal battle to contest Biden's victory was only just beginning.

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