United States (US) World News: US COVID-19 Update: United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are tested positive for the Coronavirus on Friday after one of the President’s close aide got infected with the virus.
Taking to Twitter, President Trump said that he will begin his quarantine and recovery process immediately with his wife. “We will get through this TOGETHER!,” Trump said. Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi wished a “quick recovery” after the couple Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus. PM Modi took to Twitter to wish his ‘friend’ and Melania ‘good health’ as they go into quarantine after their COVID-19 test.
White House issues statement
“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 said in a statement. “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 guidelines and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible, both on complex and when the president is travelling.”
Notably, Trump has consistently played down concerns about being personally vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. “I felt no vulnerability whatsoever,” he told reporters back in May. The virus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million nationwide.
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