Harris tests negative for coronavirus

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMiddle East: Quick start for Biden diplomacy Hillicon Valley: GOP chairman says defense bill leaves out Section 230 repeal | Senate panel advances FCC nominee | Krebs says threats to election officials 'undermining democracy' Top intelligence official says China targeting foreign influence at incoming Biden administration MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday reported that she tested negative for the coronavirus, just hours after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBiden warns Americans against traveling for Christmas McEnany hits Democratic leaders for not following their own COVID-19 restrictions Capitol physician advises lawmakers against attending dinners, receptions during COVID-19 spike MORE received positive diagnoses for the virus. 

The news comes after President Trump came into contact with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud Haaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior  MORE on Tuesday's debate stage in Cleveland. Biden is set to get tested for the virus on Friday.

The president and the first lady tested positive overnight after one of his closest aides, Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 MORE, tested positive. 


Trump said early on Friday morning that he and the first lady would begin quarantining in the White House "immediately." 

The president's positive diagnosis has raised a number of concerns about who he and his staff have come into contact with in recent days. 

Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Pressure builds as UK approves COVID-19 vaccine The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Barr splits with Trump on election; pardon controversy SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station MORE both tested negative for the virus, along with President Trump's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpIvanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds Trump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Comedy duo posts 'Ivanka Trump Not Wanted' posters around NYC MORE and her husband, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerIvanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds On The Money: Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms | Pelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks | Poll: Most Americans support raising taxes on those making at least 0K Trump Organization, Kushner Companies benefited from pandemic relief loans: report MORE. However, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tested positive on Friday.

The development is the latest to roil the U.S., which is on the brink of what is expected to be a highly contested election between Trump and Biden. 

Trump was slated to participate in a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Friday and a campaign rally in Sanford, Fla., but those events have been canceled in the wake of his diagnosis. 

Harris and Pence are slated to square off in the vice presidential debate on Wednesday.