US Secretary of State Pompeo tests negative for Covid-19

DUBROVNIK, Croatia, (AFP) – United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday he tested negative for the coronavirus after US President Donald Trump announced he had been infected and was in quarantine.

“I’m feeling fantastic,” Pompeo told reporters travelling with him to Dubrovnik, Croatia, the last stop on a mini European tour.

Pompeo said he was tested “about 30 minutes ago” just a few hours after Trump’s announcement and added it was the fourth time he had been tested during the past two and a half weeks.

The American top diplomat said he has not interacted with the president since September 15. “We are praying for the president and First Lady that they’ll have a speedy recovery,” he said.