US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have also been found to be Corona positive. Earlier, Trump’s personal advisor Hope Hicks was found to be Corona positive. The president, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, announced the news in a tweet. “We will get through this together,” he wrote.It comes after one of his closest aides tested positive for coronavirus.
Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old adviser to the president, was the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive so far.
She travelled with him on Air Force One to the first presidential TV debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden in Ohio on Tuesday. Some of Mr Trump’s family members who attended the debate were seen not wearing masks.
He tweeted in this regard, “Tonight Melania and I have been found to be Corona positive. We will soon start our quarantine process and recover. We will overcome it! “
Trump confirmed the news of Hicks’ infection on Twitter this morning too. “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!” he said.
Trump has come under severe criticism for his handling of the pandemic. The United States is the worst-hit country with more than seven million cases and over 200,000 deaths.