White House Press Secretary McEnany tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany wears a mask as she walks to a TV interview at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 4, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Monday she tested positive for COVID-19, adding that she would begin quarantining and that the White House medical unit does not list any members of the press as close contacts.

“Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday,” McEnany said in a statement, referring to President Donald Trump’s adviser whose positive test results were revealed last Thursday, hours before Trump announced he and his wife also had contracted the deadly coronavirus.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama