Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 5m; Trump calls catching Covid ‘a blessing in disguise’

Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 5m; Trump calls catching Covid ‘a blessing in disguise’

October 8, 2020

France sees record cases; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positive; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines. Follow the latest updates

  • White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?
  • Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surge
  • Europe must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHO
  • Trump coronavirus updates – live

From that ABC report:

The coronavirus outbreak has infected “34 White House staffers and other contacts” in recent days, according to an internal government memo, an indication that the disease has spread among more people than previous known in the seat of American government.

Dated Wednesday and obtained by ABC News, the memo was distributed among senior leadership at FEMA, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security and the agency responsible for managing the continuing national response to the public health disaster.

The ABC reports that an internal White House memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency lists 34 people connected to the White House are infected with coronavirus.

BREAKING – @ABC – 34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo via ⁦@JoshMargolin⁩ ⁦@lcbruggeman⁩ https://t.co/nBmdWetYFs

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