Donald Trump And First Lady Melania Trump Tested Positive For Covid-19

US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump have been tested positive for Covid-19.

US President Donald Trump said late Thursday he would go into quarantine after a top aide tested positive for coronavirus, in a shock development that threatened to disrupt his scheduled public appearances in the crucial final weeks of the election campaign.


Trump confirmed in an interview with Fox News that Hope Hicks, one of his closest confidantes, had tested positive and added later on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump were awaiting their own test results.

“She did test positive. I just heard about this. She tested positive,” Trump told Fox News.

She’s a hard worker. Lot of masks, she wears masks a lot but she tested positive,” he added. “Then I just went out with a test. I’ll see — you know, because we spent a lot of time — and the first lady just went out with a test also.”


“In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” he tweeted soon after. His results are expected on Thursday or Friday.

Trump did not say how long he was planning to be in isolation — he is regularly tested for the potentially deadly virus but the tests can yield false negative results. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he would canceling his Friday schedule of campaign events, which includes a rally in Florida.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people stay home and isolate for up to 14 days if they might have been exposed to the virus.


Hicks was traveling with Trump on Air Force One just this Tuesday to fly to Cleveland for the first presidential debate with Democrat Joe Biden. She was also with him on the Marine One helicopter Wednesday when he flew back to the White House after a rally in Minnesota.

Source: NDTV