The President tested negative for the virus in mid-March after coming into contact with two individuals who had tested positive.In addition, the White House announced last month that it would begin conducting temperature checks on people who come in close contact with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. President Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus a second time, according to a memo provided to media by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.“This morning, the President was tested again for COVID-19, utilizing a new rapid point-of-care test capability. He is healthy and without symptoms,” White House physician Sean Conley said in the memo distributed by Grisham.The note, which was given to reporters early Thursday evening, said the commander-in-chief was tested that morning and received the results 15 minutes later.“I did take a test. It just came out, this is from the White House physician,” Trump said at the briefing while holding up the memo. You may have it, just came out. I just took it this morning. And I took it, it took me literally a minute to take it and it took me — I guess it was 14 or 15 minutes (for results). I went to work, I didn’t wait for it, but it said it took 14 minutes or something with a conclusion and it said the President tested negative for COVID-19,” he told reporters during a briefing by the coronavirus task force.Trump added that he had taken the test “really out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked, how fast it worked.” He emphasized, “It’s a lot easier. I’ve done them both and the second one is much more pleasant.”30 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD pic.twitter.com/GIzwKSt5mq— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2020
CHENNAI Super Kings (CSK) left it until late to defeat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite a blazing knock from Shane Watson at the top of the order in an IPL 2019 match in Chennai yesterday.Watson (96*) hit 9 fours and 6 sixes during his stay at the crease. His departure led to the match going into the final over but the result never looked in doubtCSK got off to a poor start, scoring just 3 runs from the first 2 overs. The pressure eventually led to Watson and Faf du Plessis going for a quick single that led to Deepak Hooda running out the South African.Suresh Raina was the next man in and while he started in a circumspect manner, he eventually found his rhythm. He smashed Sandeep Sharma for 22 runs in the bowler’s first over and that was the impetus the home side needed to kick on in the chase.Watson followed suit and began to attack the bowlers, even getting into a staring match with Rashid Khan after smashing the leg-spinner for a boundary in his first over.Raina eventually departed for a well-made 38 but Watson continued to plunder runs at will, with new man Ambati Rayudu playing a more cautious innings.The opener eventually departed 4 short of a century, but by then had done enough to ensure the home side would end up on top.The runs did dry up towards the end of the innings and a close finish looked on the cards. CSK needed 9 off the final over and Kedhar Jadhav hit a six on the second ball of the over to calm the nerves.Rayudu was out on the next ball, holing out to Vijay Shankar at mid-off but a scrambled single did the job for the home side.Earlier, after being put in to bat, half-centuries from David Warner and Manish Pandey helped propel SRH to 175-3 in their 20 overs.Warner (57) and Pandey (83*) led the way with the bat even as CSK successfully managed to strangle the flow of runs towards the end of the innings.CSK got the big wicket of Jonny Bairstow early, with Harbhajan Singh getting him to edge one behind the stumps to MS Dhoni.However, Warner played a gritty innings that complemented Pandey’s free-flowing knock as the two put on a 115-run stand for the second wicket.Pandey had been in poor form since the previous season but finally came good, playing an innings that consisted of both good cricket shots and aggressive strokeplay.His time at the crease saw him hit 7 boundaries and 3 sixes, his return to form a timely one since Bairstow will be joining up with the England team soon.Warner was eventually stumped by Dhoni off Harbhajan’s bowling but Vijay Shankar joined Pandey in the middle and the two put together a 47-run stand.They could have taken SRH to a bigger total but some good bowling by CSK eventually saw Shankar depart too and the runs dried up as the innings drew to a close.