WASHINGTON, March 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. first lady Melania Trump has tested for the coronavirus and the result is negative, President Donald Trump told reporters Monday at the White House.

"She's fine," Trump said when asked at a news briefing about the first lady's condition. "Negative, yes."

This is the first time Trump has confirmed that his wife is uninfected with the disease. He himself also tested negative for the virus.

"The first lady was tested on the same night as President Trump was tested, out of an abundance of caution. The test was negative," CNN quoted White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham as saying.

Trump underwent the test on March 13. Those also having tested for the virus are first daughter Ivanka Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, and the results are all negative.

The Trumps and Pences took the tests following their exposure to foreign officials who tested positive.