US Security Advisor infected with coronavirus

Robert O'Brien contracted the virus at a family event. He is now "self-isolating and working from a secure location off site".

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien
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According to a Bloomberg report, White House National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has tested COVID-19 positive.

O'Brien, who outed former advisor John Bolton earlier in the year, is reportedly the highest-serving U.S. official to have contracted the virus.

According to Bloomberg, O'Brien contracted the virus at a family event.

O'Brien has been out of office since late last week, according to the paper. He is currently spending time in quarantine, from where he continues administering matters of national security.

According to CBS, a White Houses official said O'Brien has "mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site." The official said neither the president nor Vice President Mike Pence are at risk of exposure. "The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted," the official said.

National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien
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