Donald Trump and first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now in quarantine.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 7:47 am

The president tweeted the news early this morning after undertaking a test following one of his closest aides, Hope Hicks, revealing she had tested positive.

Mr Trump tweeted: ‘Tonight, Melania and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!’

Mr Trump's physician Sean Conley released a statement, saying the president and the first lady ‘are both well at this time and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence’.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have confirmed they have tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Julio Cortez

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