Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie tests positive for coronavirus after preparing Trump for debate

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tested positive for Covid-19, he announced on Twitter Saturday.

He helped President Donald Trump prepare for the first presidential debate earlier this week.

“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie wrote. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”

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In this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, photo former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, front second from right, speaks with others after President Donald Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins stands at back right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Donald Trump’s physician Sean Conley said on Saturday Trump “is doing very well.”

“The team and I are extremely happy at the progress the President has made,” he said.

Conley spoke to reporters at a military hospital where President is being hospitalized right outside Washington DC.

Conley said Trump has been free of fever in the past 24 hours. He said Trump was not on oxygen at the moment.

He quoted Trump as saying that he felt he could “walk out of it today.”

He said Trump was on remdesivir and would be on it for the next few days.

President Trump announced on Friday morning he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Three Republican Senators have also tested positive for the deadly bug. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) both said on Friday that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced on Saturday that he too had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Trump’s senior adviser, Hope Hicks, has also tested positive for coronavirus.

Former Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway also announced on Friday she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Three journalists have also tested positive for the virus in the past two days alone.

Several also other positive results have been announced in the past two days alone.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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