Trump, wife test positive for coronavirus

By Valentine Amanze

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Trump disclosed through a tweet on Friday October 2, 2020.
He also disclosed that they would proceed on quarantine immediately.

Trump tweeted: “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.

“We will get through this TOGETHER!”

The Washington Post reports that the news came just hours after it was reported that Hope Hicks, a close adviser to Trump, who traveled with him aboard Air Force One several times this week, had tested positive.

The president’s physician, Sean P. Conley, wrote later that Trump and his wife “are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
global markets fell Friday morning as the news of President Trump’s positive test compounded uncertainty, one month before the November election.

Already, first lady Melania Trump said she and the president were both feeling well, but she did not address whether they had experienced coronavirus symptoms.

Vice President Pence said he was praying for the couple. He did not indicate whether he has been tested.
U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations have reached their highest levels since at least May in nine states: Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. At least 7,245,000 cases and 207,000 fatalities have been reported nationwide since February.

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