BREAKING:US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania test positive for Covid-19

September 30, 2020, Washington, DC, United States: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before his departure for campaign travel to Duluth, Minnesota on September 30, 2020. (Credit Image: © Gripas Yuri/Abaca via ZUMA Press)

US President Donald Trump has announced he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, together with his wife Melania. Making the announcement on Twitter, Trump said they will begin their quarantine and recovery process immediately.

The Trumps had entered quarantine eariler in the day after senior aide Hope Hicks had also tested positive. She spent a substantial amount of time in close proximity with Trump this week, including traveling with him to a campaign rally on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported, citing an administration official.

She also traveled with Trump several other days this week, including on board the presidential helicopter Marine One as well as on Air Force One.

Hicks, who serves as a counselor to Trump, is the most senior White House official to so far test positive for COVID-19.

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