The Democratic candidate for the White House and former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, will undergo in the next few hours a coronavirus test after the positive declared by his electoral opponent, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and by his wife, the first lady Melania Trump, according to sources of the Democratic campaign have informed CNN.
Biden, 77, participated last Tuesday with Trump in the first presidential debate with a view to the november elections. Both candidates kept a considerable distance from each other throughout the entire meeting, greater than two meters separation recommended by health authorities.
During the debate, Trump spoiled his opponent on constant use of the mask in public events, a protection that the American president has only used sporadically.
On the other hand, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has reported that both he and his wife have given negative in the test. “I feel fantastic”, has declared to the press, before emphasizing that he has not had contact with Trump since last September 15, the so-called Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
“We are praying for the president and the first lady to recover quickly,” said Pompeo, before confirming that he has already contacted the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, for more details. “We are taking this very seriously, of course we are, and we will do everything possible to keep everyone safe, including you (the press),” he said.
Finally, Vice President Pence has delivered a message of encouragement, on his behalf and on behalf of his wife, Karen, to the President and the First Lady. “We send our love and our prayers to our dear friends. We join millions of people throughout America who pray for their speedy and complete recovery,” he added on his Twitter account.