Schumer calls for Senate testing program after Trump COVID-19 test

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for the Senate to adopt a coronavirus testing and contact tracing program for lawmakers and others at the U.S. Capitol, after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Senate needs a testing and contact tracing program for senators, staff, and all who work in the Capitol complex,” Schumer said in a statement.

“It is imperative that all results be made public in order to contain a possible outbreak and so we can determine the need for senators and staff to quarantine or self-isolate,” he said.

Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama