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RNC chair Ronna McDaniel tests negative for coronavirus

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel at CPAC 2019 on Feb. 28 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel tested negative for the novel coronavirus after experiencing a fever and flu-like symptoms, RNC communications director Michael Ahrens said on Wednesday.

Flashback: McDaniel's test was first announced on the same day President Trump told reporters that he took a test for COVID-19, which later came back negative, his physician said.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Mar 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Surgeon general asks hospitals to stop elective surgeries

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. Photo: Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is asking hospitals to consider stopping elective surgeries as the coronavirus spreads.

What Adams is saying: "Hospital & healthcare systems, PLEASE CONSIDER STOPPING ELECTIVE PROCEDURES until we can #FlattenTheCurve! Each elective surgery you do: 1) Brings possible #Coronavirus to your facilities 2) Pulls from PPE stores 3) Taxes personnel who may be needed for #COVIDー19 response," Adams tweeted on Saturday morning.

Go deeperArrowMar 14, 2020 - Health

Pence tests negative for coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence briefs reports at the White House on March 21. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

Catch up quick: Pence said he elected to test for COVID-19 after a member his office tested positive on Friday. "Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual," Katie Miller, Pence's press secretary, said on Friday.