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US President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 2, 2020 11:23:23 AM IST (Updated)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. This comes after they started the quarantine process after aide Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, tested positive for the disease.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. This comes after they started the quarantine process after aide Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, tested positive for the disease.

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"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!," the US President tweeted.
Trump tweeted late Thursday: “The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process.” Earlier, during a call-in interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, Trump said: “Whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know. I just went for a test and we’ll see what happens.”
The president, who is tested regularly for COVID-19, has kept up a rigorous travel schedule across the country in recent weeks, holding rallies with thousands of people in the run-up to the November 3 election, despite warnings from public health professionals against having events with large crowds.
Trump has come under sharp criticism for his response to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States alone. The president has touted his management of the crisis.
Multiple White House staffers have tested positive for the virus, including Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, and one of the president's personal valets. Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive in South Dakota before an Independence Day fireworks show at Mount Rushmore.
(With inputs from agencies)
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