After an extensive trip with President Donald Trump, who campaigned in several states in the final days before the election, 130 members of the US Secret Service have contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine.
The Washington Post reports Friday.
The White House itself has seen a number of outbreaks, including one in which Trump himself became ill, and most recently, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows contracted the new coronavirus.
The Washington Post quoted a government source as saying that not all cases within the Secret Service, the agency that protects high-value people, including the president, can be traced back to travel and some may come from the White House itself.
The newspaper said the large number of people infected, or in quarantine or isolation because they were in close contact with someone who tested positive, is putting pressure on the agency.
The White House is notorious for failing to heed key public health guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing. (Xinhua / NAN)
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