Donald Trump says he and his wife Melania Trump have tested positive for the new coronavirus,media cnbc reported. Trump tweeted: “Tonight, @FLOTUS (Melania) and I tested positive for the new coronavirus. We will immediately begin the isolation and recovery process. We’ll get through this together! “
“The president and first lady are in good shape and plan to stay at the White House home during their recovery,” White House Doctor Sean Conley said in a memo. He also said he hoped Mr. Trump’s work would not be disrupted during his recovery.
The announcement came just hours after the president said he intended to begin quarantine procedures after his top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people who may have been exposed to the virus should stay at home and be quarantined. The agency says people should be quarantined for 14 days. For Mr. Trump, the second presidential debate between him and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden began thursday, on October 15, two weeks later.
Hicks is known to have been with Trump for a long time. On Tuesday night, local time, Hicks followed the president to Cleveland for the debate. She was seen not wearing a mask.
In fact, mr. Trump, 74, rarely wears masks himself, and he has mocked Mr. Biden, 77, for wearing them regularly.