Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, the president mentioned in a tweet late Thursday. Earlier within the night, the president revealed he and the primary girl had entered quarantine after studying that prime White Home aide Hope Hicks examined constructive for the virus.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I examined constructive for COVID-19. We’ll start our quarantine and restoration course of instantly,” Trump tweeted. Tweeted the first lady: “We’re feeling good and I’ve postponed all upcoming engagements.”
White Home doctor Dr. Sean Conley mentioned in a memorandum late Thursday that the president and first girl have been “each properly at the moment, they usually plan to stay at house throughout the White Home throughout their convalescence.”
The physician continued, “Relaxation assured I anticipate the president to proceed finishing up his duties with out disruption whereas recovering, and I’ll preserve you up to date on any additional developments.”
The announcement of the president and first girl’s constructive coronavirus check outcomes got here simply hours after the revelation about Hicks’ outcomes. The president indicated in an earlier tweet Thursday that he and the primary girl had begun the quarantine course of.
Hicks has accompanied Trump on a number of marketing campaign journeys in current days, together with to theon Tuesday night and a marketing campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Whereas the candidates tackled subjects together with race relations, climate change and the Supreme Courtroom throughout Tuesday’s face-off, the coronavirus dominated much of the debate. Trump defended his decision to often appear in public without a facial covering, explaining that he wears a masks “when wanted.”
“I believe masks are OK,” Trump mentioned, when requested by moderator Chris Wallace why he usually seems in public with out carrying one. He pulled out a masks from his swimsuit jacket to indicate he carried it with him.
“I put a masks on, you understand, after I suppose I want it. Tonight is an instance, all people has had a check,” Trump mentioned. “I put on a masks when wanted. When wanted, I put on masks.”
Judd Deere, a White Home spokesperson, mentioned the president “takes the well being and security of himself and everybody who works in assist of him and the American individuals very significantly.”
“White Home Operations collaborates with the doctor to the president and the White Home Army Workplace to make sure all plans and procedures incorporate present CDC steering and greatest practices for limiting COVID-19 publicity to the best extent doable each on complicated and when the president is touring,” Deere continued in a statement sent to CNN.
Earlier this week, the world handed a grim milestone when Johns Hopkins College reported thaton account of the novel coronavirus. That revelation got here lower than every week after the variety of deaths linked to COVID-19 within the US surpassed 200,000.