US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for Corona virus and will go into quarantine, the US President reported late Thursday evening following an infection from his most senior adviser, Hope Hicks. Hicks traveled with the president on several trips this week including Marine One, the President’s helicopter abroad, and an Air Force aircraft. It is not immediately clear how Trump contracted the virus that infected more than 7 million Americans and killed more than 200,000. Also Read: Unlock 5 guidelines – Here is All You Need To Know
Donald Trump tweeted, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER.”
New agency Reuters said Trump had put a rigorous itinerary across the country in recent weeks, holding rallies with thousands in the November 3 election, against incidents with large crowds of public health professionals Despite the warning.
The New York Times reported that Trump had a packed schedule for a private event Friday at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, and made a call with the “vulnerable seniors” about the disease.
The transition will affect Trump’s ability to personally campaign for presidential elections. There is no clarity from his office if he will continue to address the incidents on video, but his new schedule lists a mid-day phone call on “Covid-19 supports vulnerable seniors”.
Presidential physician Sean Conley said Donald Trump and Melania “are both well into the moment, and their plan is to remain within the White House during their home entrance.”
Dr. Conley said in a statement, “Rest assured, I expect the President to continue to discharge his duties without any interference.”
White House spokesman Judd Deere said that contacts for Trump and Melania Trump are being traced. Bloomberg said the positive outcome of the 74-year-old president is likely to give him a deeper focus on handling the referendum as he campaigned again against Democrat Joe Biden, who leads in national elections.