America’s President Trump, wife test positive for coronavirus
NEWSMAN- 74-year-old President of the United States of America, Donald Trump and his wife 50-year-old wife, Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. This is coming at a time when the US Elections is barely a month away.
Trump broke the news via Twitter early Friday morning.
The announcement came hours after the president said he would begin a quarantine process after top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump is now the most prominent figure to come down with Covid-19. Previously, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had tested positive for coronavirus and survived.
Trump had earlier been criticised for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, where more than 7.2 million have been infected and 207,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
White House physician Sean Conley in a memo said, “The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
He also said he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”