Trump and Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been tested positive for Covid-19. US President Donald Trump announced his intention to go to quarantine after Hope Hicks, a close advisor to Trump, contracted with coronavirus. He made the announcement on Thursday evening.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted on Friday.

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In a memo issued to journalists around 1 a.m. ET, the President’s physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, wrote he received confirmation of the positive tests on Thursday evening.

The President had said late Thursday night that he planned to quarantine after one of his closest aides tested positive for the infection.

Trump took part in a TV debate in Ohio last Tuesday, local time. Hope Hicks, a close official, traveled with Trump in a Marine One helicopter. Hicks was with Trump, White House reporters said.

Hicks was seen disembarking from a plane in Cleveland last Tuesday without a mask. A day later he traveled with Trump to Minnesota.

Trump has not been seen maintaining social distance with officials in various government programs. He did not even wear a mask.

More than 6.2 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States so far, according to AFP. More than 2 lakh have died.

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