US president, Donald Trump, Tests positive for COVID-19. In his Twitter account handle, he twitts:
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.
“We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted shortly before 1 am Friday.
The last time he was seen in public, he did not appear ill. Though did not speak to reporters as he walked into his residence.
According to the President’s physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, wrote he received confirmation of the positive tests on Thursday evening.
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“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions”
“Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments,” he stresses.
On Thursday night the president says that he planned to quarantine after one of his closest aides tested positive for the infection.
“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!” Trump tweeted Thursday night.
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After announcing the President’s diagnosis, the White House gives a new schedule to canceled events, including a fundraiser in Washington and a campaign rally in Florida.
Hicks travels with the President multiple times recently, including to the debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, and was seen boarding Marine One, along with several other of the President’s closest aides — Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino and Nicholas Luna — none of whom wore masks, on Wednesday as Trump was heading to a campaign rally in Minnesota.
“She did test positive, I just heard about this. She tested positive.
“She’s a hard worker. Lot of masks, she wears masks a lot but she tested positive.
“Then I just went out with a test. I’ll see — you know, because we spent a lot of time — and the first lady just went out with a test also.
“So whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know,” Trump said during a call-in appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
He added, “I just went for a test and we’ll see what happens, I mean, who knows. … I spent a lot of time with Hope and so does the first lady, and she’s tremendous.”
US President Tests Positive for Covid-19
US Centres For Diseases Control Prevention Guidelines
According to The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, a 14-day quarantine should take place after the last known exposure to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
This is because the incubation period for the novel coronavirus can be up to two weeks.
Trump, in his Fox News interview, speculated that Hicks could have contracted the virus from an interaction with a supporter.
“She’s a very warm person. She has a hard time, when soldiers and law enforcement comes up to her, you know, she wants to treat them great, not say, ‘Stay away, I can’t get near you.’ It’s a very, very tough disease,” he said.
Source close to Hicks told CNN reporters as learnt by Newspaedia that she is experiencing symptoms and is back in Washington.
A source familiar with Hicks’ symptoms describes her as being achy and feeling pretty bad.
The president is presently in Isolation
“The President takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously,” White House spokesman Judd Deere says.
The White House made no mention of Hicks by name, nor did it confirm she had tested positive.
“White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current CDC guidance and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible both on complex and when the President is traveling,” Deere added.
White House Shields Trump and Vice President from the COVID-19 spread
The White House has earlier tried to shield Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from the outbreak, even as they travel to states where cases are surging.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany previously described Trump as the “most tested man in America,” who doesn’t risk spreading the virus to others. But Trump contradicted that claim hours later, saying he doesn’t know of a time he’s taken more than one coronavirus test in a day.
“I don’t know about more than one,” Trump responded to a reporter who asked why he was tested more than once a day. “I do probably on average a test every two days, three days, and I don’t know of any time I’ve taken two in one day, but I could see that happening.”
Did US President Tests Positive for Covid-19?
Yes, The president of the United State of America, DONALD TRUMP has tested positive for COVID-19