Covid-19 in US: Corona epidemic reaches White House, residence of US President. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump have been found to be Corona positive.
Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus, as did his wife, Melania. This was confirmed by the US president via Twitter, where he wrote: “Last night, Melania and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and our recovery process immediately. We will overcome this together.”
The news quickly became a Trending Topic on the social network and generated a hit in the shares of the North American country. Minutes after the news broke, The Spectator Index reported that US stock futures fell sharply.
The White House doctor reported that trump will continue to carry out his functions “without interruption” from the White House, where the presidential couple will maintain isolation.
As he had previously told, this Thursday, he and his wife had undergone a test to confirm if they had contracted the virus. The decision to take the test came after it was confirmed that an adviser close to the US president tested positive.
“I just took a test and we will see what happens,” Trump told Fox News, after confirming that counselor Hope Hicks has coronavirus. As he noted, both he and the first lady hope to have the results “tonight or tomorrow.”
In his social networks, Trump highlighted the great work of Hicks, noting that the presidential couple spend a lot of time with her. “She was working very hard, without even taking a little break,” the president wrote on Twitter. And he added that it is “terrible” that he has tested positive. “The first lady and I are awaiting the results of our test. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine.”
Hope Hicks was aboard Air Force One with the president when he flew to Cleveland, Ohio, to take part in the debate against Joe Biden on Tuesday.
He also traveled Wednesday with Trump to Minnesota for a campaign rally.
The US president is regularly tested for Covid-19, although the exact frequency with which these tests are performed is unknown.
In addition, employees who work in the “West Wing” of the White House are evaluated daily, as are journalists who visit that section or travel with the president.