US President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday.
Confirming the news, the President tweeted, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The First Lady informed that the duo is “quarantining at home” after testing positive. She said that they have been “feeling good,” and she has postponed all her upcoming engagements.
This comes after his close aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. Hicks has been travelling with Trump for debates and rallies. She was also aboard Marine One, the president’s helicopter when it left the White House to fly to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday.
A statement from the White House doctor Sean P Conley said, “The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.” Adding that the White House medicial team will maintain a vigilant watch, he said, “Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruptionwhile recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments.”
Following the developments, the President who is fighting the final battle ahead of the next presidential election as the Republican candidate has cancelled his rally today. He has changed it to a closed press call on COVID-19 support to “vulnerable seniors.”
The President on Thursday had claimed that the “end of the pandemic is in sight”, and earlier this week on Tuesday, mocked his Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden, for wearing a mask.
Biden is yet to release a statement on the matter.
So far, over 7.27 million people in the US have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 207,789 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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