COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci To Start ‘Modified Quarantine’

COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci To Start ‘Modified Quarantine’

1 min read
Dr Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the White House's coronavirus task force will begin self-quarantine as he came in a "low risk" contact with a White House aide who tested positive for coronavirus.

He calls it "modified quarantine" and will continue to do telework.

Meanwhile, the White House has ramped up precautionary measures.

“Dr. Fauci has tested negative for COVID-19, and he will continue to be tested regularly," an NIAID spokesperson said according to an NBC News report.

"He is actively monitoring his temperature and other health indicators", the report quoted spokesperson.

Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention too are on quarantine, reported CNN.

While it is not known who the carrier is, last week Katie Miller, the press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for coronavirus.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider

or more


3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!