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Top US coronavirus adviser testifies to Senate under oath

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All of the witnesses set to participate in this morning’s Senate committee hearing on the novel coronavirus, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, will testify remotely, following potential exposures to the virus last week.

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will also chair the hearing remotely after announcing Sunday that he is self-quarantining for 14 days as a result of a staffer in his office testing positive to the virus.  

What we know about the White House Covid-19 cases: Recently, President Trump’s personal valet, the vice president’s spokeswoman, Katie Miller, and Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant (who has been teleworking for nearly two months) all tested positive for Covid-19 as well.  

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, had originally planned to appear in person before the Republican-led Senate Health Committee.

Fauci said Sunday he is engaging in what he calls a “modified quarantine” and will work from home.

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