President Donald Trump and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus during the night.
It all started with the first COVID-19 symptoms of Hope Hicks, a close aide to the President.
Hicks was traveling a lot with the President, including to the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday.
She tested positive on Wednesday, but the results were never announced to the public until later this week.
The President still visited New Jersey for a fundraiser, knowing that he might be carrying the virus.
On Thursday evening, Trump confirmed Hick’s diagnosis and announced he and Melania Trump are getting retested.
A couple of hours after midnight, the President twitted, “Tonight,
@FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
According to Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, the couple is feeling well, and the President will continue with his duties while recovering.
“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,” added Conley.