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Trump tests COVID-19 positive

Trump in quarantine as top aide catches coronavirus

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.

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 Trump to test positive so far.

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

 

Earlier, Trump had said he and his wife were going into quarantine after Hicks's positive test.

He tweeted on Thursday night: "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!"

It is not clear how Trump's positive test will affect arrangements for the second presidential debate, which is scheduled for 15 October in Miami, Florida.

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Trump in quarantine as top aide catches coronavirus -09:20

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)