May 2, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump says there are enough coronavirus tests for the Senate

In this image, Trump sits at a desk
President Trump in the White House on May 1. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

President Trump on Saturday claimed that there are enough coronavirus tests for senators returning this week to Washington, D.C.

Driving the news: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Twitter late Friday that the agency would send three Abbott point of care machines and 1,000 coronavirus tests for the Senate's use, after the Capitol's attending physician said he did not have enough equipment for widespread testing of all senators.

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