Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The President tested positive just days after one of his closest advisers who also had COVID-19 traveled with him aboard Air Force One.

President Trump 
President Trump

Trump announced the diagnosis in a tweet on Friday morning.

“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 said in his tweet.

One of Trump’s closest aides Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. She’s experiencing symptoms.

Hicks traveled with Trump four times this week alone, first to the debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, and then to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

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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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