Renowned American neurosurgeon and author cum politician Ben Carson has tested positive for coronavirus.
The reports were by multiple news agencies in the US which reported of the virus having taken a toll on the White House affecting top Donald Trump’s cronies.
The Reuters reports that the White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, was diagnosed last week along with several other staffers.
Carson has been the secretary in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the corporation declining to comment on the issue.
Carson had been at the White House for an Election night party last Tuesday towing on his colleagues including Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Health Secretary Alex Azar, and a number of other Trump Cabinet officials and top aides.
ABC News reported that Carson who is aged 69 was diagnosed as positive early on Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center after experiencing symptoms.