Trump tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of US elections

US President Donald Trump  and his wif,  First Lady Melania, have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19)  and are now in quarantine barely a month before the US presidential elections.

President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign in which he has flouted experts’ guidance on preventing the disease’s spread.

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.

Trump has mostly spurned mask-wearing and has often been pictured not socially distanced with aides or others during official engagements.

Shortly after Trumo made the annuncemet, the White House  released a signed memorandum from the president’s physician, Sean Conle, saying the president and the first lady were “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence”.

“Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments,” the statement said.

The announcement came after Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old adviser to the president, tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling with Trump to the first presidential debate on Tuesday and a campaign rally in Minnesota the following day.

Trump is not the first world leader to have tested positive. Earlier this year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro were infected. They both have since recovered, although Boris Johnson had to receive regular oxygen treatment to help his breathing during hospitalisation.

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Which Casinos
7 months ago

Covid is real, whilst World economies fall China is peaking… First they released SARS now Covid. Wake up Africa zirombo zeni zeni izi

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
7 months ago

Next Chakwera.. munthu you can’t be roaming around across boarders nthawi ya corona.

Mpakateni
7 months ago

I am afraid we could have a similar situation. I am worried about the President’s trip to Tanzania where Magufuli has been behaving like Trump on COVID-19. I would appreciate it if the President delay his trips to Tanzania and Mozambique – these are currently hotspots.

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
7 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

You’re right. I don’t see the urgency for these foreign trips. Also, did you see how packed the audience was when it was sending him off at the airport? Completely unnecessary. Dangerous in this COVID era. And costly for the govt in terms of transport costs. The more things change….

Mwini muzi
7 months ago

The best example for his supporters to believe that COVID 19 is real.

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