BREAKING NEWS: Chairman of Joint Chiefs and a number of top generals QUARANTINE after Coast Guard officer went to receive Gold Star Families at Donald Trump's White House
The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other senior military officials are in quarantine after a senior Coast Guard official tests positive for the coronavirus, two U.S. officials said.
General Mark Milley and chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force have tested negative for the virus but are being quarantined as a precaution, officials said, who spoke about information that has not yet been released on condition of anonymity. The head of the US cyber command, General Paul Nakasone, was also under quarantine.
Milley and other senior DOD officials received frequent tests after their stay at the White House on Sunday, the New York Times reported.
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, went into quarantine after attending an event at the White House on Sunday. So have other top defenders
They attended an event for & # 39; Gold Star & # 39; families. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were both in attendance.
Officials said the military leaders were working from home, which did not affect military readiness.
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Milley was among those attending a White House event for "Gold Star" families
It is believed that up to 14 officers will be released after meeting with the Coast Guard Vice-Commander Adm. Charles W. Wray, who tested positive, may have been exposed to the virus. Officials were informed of the positive test on Monday.
How Wray contracted the virus is unknown, but it was not believed to be related to the President Donald Trump and others' outbreak in the White House, officials said.
The news took the spreading coronavirus outbreak in the White House in a worrying new direction, threatening the nation's national security and defense apparatus.
The Times reported that the Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and other senior military officials are being quarantined after seeing Adm. Charles Ray, Vice-Commander of the Coast Guard, who tested positive for COVID-19.