BREAKING: Donald and Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19
US President Donald Trump and his Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
Trump took to Twitter to announce the news saying he and the First Lady would begin their quarantine and recovery process immediately.
“We will get through this together,” he said.
Mrs Trump also posted a statement, saying she and her husband were “feeling good”.
“As too many Americans have done this year, POTUS and I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” she said.
“We are feeling good and I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe and we will all get through this together.”
The President’s physician, Sean Conley, released a letter saying he expected Trump to continue working.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive,” he 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.
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments.”
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