U.S. president, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump, have contracted the novel Coronavirus.
Confirming the development in a Twitter post in the early hours of Friday, Trump said, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!
The announcement from Mr. Trump comes as the campaign heats up for the U.S. presidential election holding in November.
Mr. Trump had earlier tweeted that he was awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and would begin the quarantine process after one of his senior advisers, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the virus, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans.
Ms. Hicks was with Mr. Trump during his first presidential debate against former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic candidate in Ohio, on Tuesday.
The U.S. president has had a long controversial relationship with the COVID19 outbreak.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020