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Oct 02, 2020

Trump, Melania tests positive for Covid-19 (Update) Featured

US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine.

The president announced the news in a tweet.

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It comes after one of Mr Trump's 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.

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Trump, Melania in quarantine 

US President Donald Trump has said he and the US first lady are in quarantine after one of his closest aides tested positive for coronavirus.

He tweeted that both he and Melania Trump were now awaiting their own test results after Hope Hicks was infected.

The 31-year-old adviser to the president is the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive so far.

She travelled with him on Air Force One to a TV debate in Ohio earlier this week.

Ms Hicks was pictured getting off the presidential jet on Tuesday in Cleveland without a mask.

She was in even closer proximity to him aboard the presidential helicopter Marine One on Wednesday when the president held a rally in Minnesota.

(BBC News)

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