United States (US) President Donald Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, have tested positive for coronavirus.
It was announced by the president himself as he took to Twitter and revealed that both Melania and him had tested positive for COVID-19 and started with the quarantine process.
This comes one month ahead of the US election.
In an earlier tweet, Trump had said that they were waiting for their coronavirus test results after close aide, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for the same.
Hicks, 31, is the closest aide of President Trump to have tested positive. She had travelled with the president on Air Force One earlier this week. Trump had even said in an interview on Thursday night that he and the first lady spend a lot of time with her.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has also wished them a speedy recovery.
The US remains worst-hit by the virus that has affected at least 34.2 million people worldwide with over a million deaths. By the filing of this report, the number of coronavirus cases in Trump’s America stood at 7.31 million with over 208,000 deaths.
The now infected president has over the past few months been widely criticised for “not taking the pandemic seriously”.