‘The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour,’ Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s chief of staff, wrote on Twitter.

‘While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on communities of color.’

‘There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours.’

Hammill then called on the White House to prove its commitment to reaching an agreement on the relief aid.