The United States President , Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Taking to Twitter to disclose the recent development, Donald Trump wrote, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
In due time, global stocks have fallen after Trump revealed that he would quarantine a month barely before the election. Trump’s contraction of the virus, however, comes after one of his senior advisers, Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, 1st October.
Prior to testing positive for the virus, Hope Hicks and Donald Trump had together chattered the Air Force One on 30th September as he accompanied Donald Trump to the first presidential debate against Joe Biden, presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in Cleveland, Ohio.
After Hike’s contraction of the virus broke out, Trump in an interview on Fox News divulged that he and Melania Trump were awaiting their tests results.
Following Trump’s positive test, Donald Trump’s doctor confirmed that the president and Melania Trump would “remain at home within the White House during their convalescence”.
How long their recovery keeps going will rely upon how sick the pair get. Regardless of whether Trump tests negative within the following 14 days, he will in all likelihood be not able to go to rallies in three key states – Wisconsin, Florida and Arizona – just as the following presidential debate, which is booked for 15 October.
In light of this, it is worth noting that Hope Hicks is not the only White House staffer to have contracted the virus. Katie Miller, press secretary to the vice-president, who is married to Trump’s adviser Stephen Miller, has recovered from COVID-19.
One of Trump’s personal valets also tested positive for coronavirus, in May.