United States President, Donald Trump has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. On Twitter, he revealed that he and his wife had the virus
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Previously, Trump’s senior assistant and adviser, Hope Hicks, was reported to have tested positive for the Covid-19. Therefore, Trump and Melania must undergo self-quarantine.
President Trump announced via his Twitter on Thursday (1/10/2020) that he and his wife had tested the virus and that while awaiting the results, the two of them are in quarantine.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump confirmed that Hope Hicks’ senior assistant had tested positive for coronavirus. The US President and his wife Melania Trump are now awaiting their own test results.
After the interview, Trump announced on Twitter that he and Melania Trump would “begin the quarantine process” while waiting test result.
Hope has been quite intense with Trump over the past week. As well as being with Trump to Minnesota, she also accompanied the presidential candidate debate on Tuesday (29/8) night.
Since the Covid-19 emerged in the US earlier this year, Trump has often underestimated and refused to comply with health protocols in times of the pandemic.
He is often seen not wearing a mask in public and ignoring advice on keeping his distance. Trump even held a campaign in a closed room that invited thousands of people.
The coronavirus is still rampant in Uncle Sam’s country. Recently more than six million people in the US have been infected, and 200 thousand people have died.
Trump himself is 74 years old. If you look at several studies, he is included in the vulnerable group.
The White House is currently starting to tighten health protocols. Anyone who will be near the president or vice president gets tested for the coronavirus every day, including journalists.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people who have been in close contact with someone who is positive to undergo quarantine for 14 days.