Trump announced about putting himself in quarantine in a tweet late Thursday night after his close aide Hope Hicks was tested positive with Covid-19
Hicks, 31, is the closest aide of the president to have tested positive with coronavirus.
She had travelled with the president on Air Force One early this week. In the middle of the election campaign, Trump has been travelling a lot in particular in the battleground States. “I just went out with a test and the first lady just went out with a test also. So, whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know,” he said.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for COVID-19.
Terrible The first lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” Trump said in his tweet earlier. Then came the result Donald Trump, wife Melania test Covid positive .
USA stock markets fallen badly on hearing Trump testing Positive news. Dow (INDU)futures were down 445 points, or 1.6%, roughly matching their initial move lower after Trump tweeted his condition. S&P 500 (SPX) futures were down 1.7% and Nasdaq (COMP) futures were down 2.3%
In a statement, Judd Deere, the Deputy White House Press Secretary said that 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 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,” Deere said.
The US President has faced extreme criticism for his views on the Covid situation in the US while denying to wear face masks.
He has been regularly holding large gatherings as part of his campaign outreach.
Globally USA is the worst-hit country by the pandemic with a caseload of 7.4 million cases and a death toll of over 200,000. India follows second with 6.4 million cases and a death toll of over 100,000. Analysts predict with in the end of October 2020 India surpasses USA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump a quick recovery after both tested positive for the coronavirus. Modi tweeted, “Wishing my friend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health.