US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus, days after one of his President’s closest advisers who was also infected travelled with him aboard Air Force One.
Trump made the announcement in a tweet on his official twitter handle early on Friday morning, saying he and his wife would begin their quarantine and recovery process immediately.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
Later, the first lady wrote on Twitter that she and her husband were “feeling good.”
Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.
In a statement, physician to the president, Sean Conley said the US president would continue to carry out his duties without disruption while recovering.
President Trump has often downplayed the severity of the virus which has killed more than 207,000 people in the US, with more than 7.3 million infections.