Speaker’s spokeswoman, Drew Hamill, said Pelosi’s aide had been diagnosed with the infection last week after coming into contact with members of the Texas Legislature. However, Hamill has informed that the associates have not come in contact with the speaker since then. He said that on Tuesday the entire press office was working from home. Only those people reached the office, who did not come in contact with the colleague or whose investigation report has come negative recently.
During Tuesday’s press briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House aide was showing “moderate symptoms”. He informed that both White House staff and aide had received the vaccine. He also confirmed that even after taking the vaccine, there has been more than one case of Kovid-19 infection among the employees.
According to news agency ANI, White House officials have fallen ill after attending a Rooptop event with Democratic lawmakers from Texas. A CNBC report quoted the speaker’s spokesman as saying that Pelosi said she was “very sorry” for a staff member being infected. At the same time, he also said that this case reaffirms the need for people to wear masks and get vaccinated.