Donald and Melania Trump both test positive for COVID-19

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 2nd, 2020 7:53 am

Last Updated Oct 6th, 2020 at 2:14 am

President Trump announced in the early hours of Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The 1 a.m. announcement came after reports that Trump's close adviser Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Both the president and the first lady said they would be quarantining.

Melania Trump also said that they were both "feeling good," a sentiment echoed by the White House physician.

"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," Dr. Sean P. Conley, the White House physician, said in a statement. "...Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments."

Although the White House did not say how long the president and the first lady would have to remain quarantined, it did cancel a Florida campaign rally scheduled for Friday.

Vice President Mike Pence and the second lady have tested negative for the virus, Pence's office said on Friday.

It is not immediately clear if Trump was infected during the first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The fate of the next debate — scheduled for October 15, less than the standard two-week quarantine period — is still in limbo.


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