Washington, October 2
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested coronavirus positive.
The President announced this in a tweet.
He said they would start their quarantine and recovery process immediately. “We will get this through,” he added.
Earlier, he had said that he and Melania were awaiting their coronavirus test results and would quarantine themselves after one of their close aides tested positive for the deadly infection.
Trump announced about putting himself in quarantine in a tweet on Thursday night after his close aide Hope Hicks was tested positive with Covid-19.
The development is likely to bring to standstill his hectic election campaign.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for COVID-19. Terrible! The first lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” Trump had said in his earlier tweet.
Hicks, 31, is the closest aid of the president to have tested positive with coronavirus. She had travelled with the president on Air Force One earlier this week.
Trump, in an interview to Fox News, on Thursday night said he and the first lady spend a lot of time with her.
Several White House staffers have tested positive with COVID-19 in recent months, including the National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary. PTI