Trump and first lady to quarantine after top aide tests positive for Covid-19

 


US President Donald Trump has confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after it was learned a senior aide had contracted the illness.

“Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” the president tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.

Trump delivered the news shortly after he revealed that his aide Hope Hicks had tested positive. According to media reports, she traveled with the president multiple times recently, including to the debate with Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday.