President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled—then appeared to reinstate— a scheduled trip to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, where he was due to discuss his administration’s response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak. The White House initially released a statement saying the trip was cancelled because Trump didn’t want to “interfere” with the work at the CDC. However, he later told reporters that it was cancelled over fears that a staff member at the Atlanta HQ had been infected. “They thought there was a problem at CDC with somebody that had the virus,” said Trump. “It turned out negative, so we’re seeing if we can do it.”
The visit will go ahead on Friday between visits to Nashville, where Trump will inspect tornado damage and visit victims, and Florida, where he’ll spend the weekend, Axios reported.