Coronavirus: Trump and first girl take a look at constructive for coronavirus after going into quarantine
US President Donald Trump said he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus and are now in quarantine.
The 74-year-old president announced the news in a tweet. “We’ll get through this together,” he wrote.
It comes after one of Mr Trump’s closest aides tests positive for coronavirus.
Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old adviser to the President, has been Mr Trump’s closest adviser to testing positive so far.
She traveled with him on Air Force One this week for a televised debate in Ohio.
Late Thursday, Mr. Trump said he and his wife would be quarantined after Ms. Hicks test positive.
He tweeted: “Hope Hicks, who worked so hard without taking a little break, 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!”
It is not clear how Mr Trump’s positive test will affect arrangements for the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15 in Miami, Florida.