US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Donald Trump said that they will begin the quarantine and recovery process immediately.

“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 Trump said in a tweet.

“As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” Melania said in a tweet.

Earlier Hope Hicks, a close aide of Trump tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, Trump said, “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”

Hicks travelled with Trump aboard Air Force One to and from the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday.