US Vice-President Secret Service agents who organized the Arizona trip tested positive for COVID-19 is the reason behind the trip delay.
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US Vice-President Mike Pence’s recent visit to Arizona, which took place earlier this week, was postponed by several Secret Service agents directed the trip tested positive for COVID-19, officials told the Washington Post newspaper.
According to one official, between eight to 10 Secret Service agents had begun showing symptoms of the disease, the newspaper reported. During his visit to Arizona, Pence continued conferences with Governor Doug Ducey and addressed the ongoing epidemiological emergency.
COVID 19 in Arizona
A record number of new COVID-19 cases were reported in Arizona for over 24 hours. Public health officials registered 4,878 new cases in a single day upon Pence’s arrival in the state. More than 87,000 cases of the disease have been confirmed since the start of the outbreak.
Despite the risk of the deadly virus, Mike Pence’s decision to work in White house was recently welcomed by all. However, the ongoing pandemic in Arizona prevented him from making his visit, causing a halt to his duties.
On Thursday, the United States (US) recorded over 53,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and confirmed Johns Hopkins University. Apart from the infections, over 600 COVID-related deaths were also reported in the country during the same period.
Mike Pence proceeded conferences with Governor Doug Ducey. “Up until roughly three weeks ago, Arizona had literally set the pace in slowing the spread, in flattening the curve,” Pence said while pledging resources to the state.