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Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

The US President, 74, is in a high-risk category.

2020-10-02

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for coronavirus.

Trump confirmed the news on Twitter today, saying "We will get through this together."

The politician - aged 74, and therefore in a high-risk group - and his wife are now self-isolating.

The US election, which sees Trump go head to head with Democrat Joe Biden, takes place on 3 November 2020.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," Trump said in a tweet.

"We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

 

Melania, 50, also addressed the news on Twitter, saying: "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."

The news follows Hope Hicks, a close aide of Trump's, also testing positive for coronavirus.