Pence, second lady test negative for coronavirus

Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceWhite House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to Trump or Pence will be tested for coronavirus UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Trump says first lady tested negative for coronavirus MORE, have tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement tweeted by the vice president's press secretary Katie Miller on Saturday evening. 

"Please to report that the COVID-19 test results came back negative for both Vice President @Mike_Pence and Second Lady @KarenPence," Miller tweeted. 


Pence said earlier Saturday that he and the second lady would be tested for the coronavirus after a member of the vice president’s staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The person did not have direct contact with either President Trump or Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSocial distancing works, but resistance prompts worries of growing crisis White House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to Trump or Pence will be tested for coronavirus Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds press briefing MORE, the vice president said. However, Pence did report that his staffer is "doing well" and added that he was experiencing mild symptoms. 

The news also comes one week after Trump took a test himself following persistent questions from the media about why he hadn’t been screened for the coronavirus. 

The White House announced following the media appeals that the president had tested negative for the virus. 

Questions about whether Pence or Trump could potentially have the virus began after news emerged that a VIP attendee of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) tested positive for the virus and interacted with Trump allies, such as Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves Florida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops MORE (R-Texas).

Later, Trump was exposed to a Brazilian official during a meeting with the the Brazilian president in Florida who later had tested positive for the virus. 

Updated 9:51 p.m.