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The United States President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for Coronavirus.
The announcement was made following Mr Trump’s closest aides, 31-year-old adviser Hope Hicks, that had tested positive for Coronavirus.
Ms Hicks’s travelled with Mr Trump on Air Force One to go to a TV debate in Ohio earlier this week. She is the closest aide to Donald Trump to test positive so far.
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
Mr Trump said earlier that he and his wife are going into quarantine after Ms Hicks’s positive test.
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Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday night about Ms Hicks: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for COVID-19. Terrible!
The test results that returned positive will most likely affect the October 15 presidential debate.