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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tested negative for COVID-19, Mnuchin’s spokeswoman told reporters on Friday, as reported by Reuters. 

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump aide noted that Trump is not expected to speak to reporters this morning.

Market reaction

Safe-haven flows continue to dominate the financial markets after this announcement. As of writing, the S&P 500 futures were down 1.3% on a daily basis at 3,324, suggesting that Wall Street’s main indexes are likely to open deep in the negative territory. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index was flat at 93.75.