Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

Short, Chief of Staff for U.S. Vice President Pence, arrives with Pence on an unnanounced visit at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
Short, Chief of Staff for U.S. Vice President Pence, arrives with Pence on an unnanounced visit at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq

(Reuters) - Marc Short, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice president said on Saturday.

"Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health," said Devin O’Malley, adding that Pence would maintain his scheduled "in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel."

(Reporting by Steve Holland in Washington; Editing by William Mallard)