Vice Presidential debate – Mike Pence and Kamala Harris both test negative after Trump Covid case

VICE President Mike Pence and opponent Kamala Harris have both tested negative after Donald Trump's Covid case.

The pair were tested before they go head-to-head in their first live debate in Utah on Wednesday evening.

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Pence and his wife, Karen, were confirmed to be Covid negative by a White House official.

A spokesperson for Harris also confirmed her negative results.

The tests were taken just days after the president and several of his aides tested positive for the virus.

Trump and Melania both confirmed that they had Covid on the early hours of Friday morning.


Since their diagnosis, aides such as Kellyanne Conway and Kayleigh McEnany also revealed they have the virus.

Pence's doctor said the VP does not need to quarantine and has continued to test negative for COVID-19 as he prepares for Wednesday’s vice presidential debate.

White House physician Dr. Jesse Taylor Schonau says in a memo released Tuesday that Pence "has remained healthy, without any Covid-19 symptoms" and has continued daily tests, which have all come back negative.

The doctor said Pence is not considered to have had close contact with anyone who has tested positive this week, including Trump and some of his senior aides, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Harris was also tested for the virus on Monday, and her negative test results were confirmed on Tuesday.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee and Pence will participate in a 90-minute debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

A plexiglass shield will be between them as a precaution against possible virus transmission. They will not wear masks on stage, nor will the moderator.

The Commission on Presidential Debates requires everyone accessing the debate site to have tested negative.

Both Harris and Pence are currently in Utah preparing.

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