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The new White House chief of staff has self-quarantined after he may have come into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman said.

Mark Meadows is not exhibiting symptoms and a precautionary test came back negative, the spokesman said on Twitter.

“Mark Meadows was advised this weekend that now 12 days prior at CPAC, he may have come into contact with the COVID-19 positive test individual,” the tweet said, referring to a conservative conference in late February.

“He’ll be self-quarantined till the 14-day period passes Wednesday.”

Donald Trump announced on Friday he had chosen Mr Meadows to be his new chief of staff – the fourth person to hold the position since he took office.