UPDATE The US president and his wife are infected with the new coronavirus. The White House leader got in touch with a counselor who was positive. In a message posted on Twitter, Donald Trump said he would be quarantined immediately with his wife.

“Tonight, the first lady and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will start the quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will go through this together, “Trump wrote.

Donald Trump, 74, told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Thursday after counselor Hicks was diagnosed with Covid-19 that he and his 50-year-old first lady had been tested for also.

Hick has traveled with the president several times lately, including Tuesday’s Cleveland debate, and was seen boarding Marine One on Wednesday, along with many other close advisers to the U.S. president – Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino and Nicholas Luna – in the conditions in which no one wore a mask.

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“Hope Hicks, who worked hard without even taking a break, was just tested positive for COVID-19. Terrible! The first lady and I are waiting for the results of our own tests. In the meantime, we will begin the quarantine process, “Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday night.

Hick has traveled with the president several times recently, including Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland, and was seen boarding Marine One on Wednesday, along with many other close advisers to the U.S. president – Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino and Nicholas. The moon – in the conditions in which no one wore a mask.

Currently, the United States remains the most affected country in terms of the total number of deaths due to covid-19 – over 204,000.