US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, announced in the early hours of Friday morning that they had both tested positive for COVID-19.
“Tonight, FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the President tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The announcement came just hours after the news that an aide to the president, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for the virus.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19,” Trump tweeted earlier on. Both he and the first lady had close contact with Hicks, and immediately began the process of quarantining in the White House.