Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

2020-10-02 19:36:03 BdST

2021-06-20 04:31:52 BdST

Published: 2020-10-02 19:36:03 BdST

International Live: US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and will continue to perform his duties while quarantined at the White House, his doctor said Friday.

Trump, who first announced the news of his positive test shortly before on Twitter, wrote: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”

The White House canceled his planned campaign rally in the crucial swing state of Florida on Friday.

Just 32 days before the November 3 election against Democrat Joe Biden and behind in the polls, it also looked certain that Trump would have to cancel a
slew of other trips scheduled for this weekend and next week.

Trump’s official physician, Sean Conley, said in a statement that the president and his wife “are both well at this time and they plan to remain home at the White House during their convalescence.”

With Hicks sharing Trump’s Air Force One plane and the even more cramped confines of the Marine One helicopter, speculation immediately erupted that
Trump and possibly many others in his close entourage were exposed.

Trump was giving an interview on Fox News late Thursday when he confirmed the Hicks news and said he had been tested. “You know I spend a lot of time with Hope, and so does the first lady,”
Trump said.

Trump says the United States has put behind the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and he rarely wears a
mask, noting that he receives frequent testing.

However, his own health experts have often given less rosy assessments of the state of the pandemic in the world’s richest country.

And Trump has been sharply criticized for holding large rallies where few supporters wear masks. He himself has given mixed signals to the public on
the need for wearing masks at all.

White House spokesman Judd Deere earlier said “the president takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the
American people very seriously.”


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