Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in isolation at the White House after testing positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 8:48 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2020 9:21 AM

(NBC News) President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.

The president announced the diagnosis overnight on Twitter, saying in part "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!"

The White House physician later confirmed that president and Mrs. Trump are feeling well and will quarantine at the White House.

A senior administration official says he'll work from the White House residence.

The news came shortly after it was confirmed that Hope Hicks, one of the president's top aides, had tested positive.

Hicks was with the president at the debate in Cleveland Tuesday and in Minnesota Wednesday when she began having symptoms, which means she could've been contagious earlier.

Several White House officials, campaign staffers and Trump family members have been in contact with Hicks in recent days.

She was seen traveling on Air Force One without a mask.

Safety protocols are in place for White House staff.

There's also concern about Joe Biden, who stood six feet away from the president at Tuesday's debate.

Read more: https://nbcnews.to/30pW95k

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