The president and first lady, Melania Trump, will remain in isolation until the results of the new tests they underwent on Thursday are known.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced Thursday night that he will start with the first lady, Melania Trump, a “quarantine process” after knowing the positive for coronavirus of Hope Hicks, one of his closest advisers.
“She tested positive, I just found out. She is a hard worker. He wears a mask many times but has tested positive“Trump confirmed during an interview for FOX News.
“I have taken a test. We will see, because we spent a lot of time together, and the first lady has also done it,” said the president, who later completed the information on his Twitter account and announced that he will be in quarantine until you know the results of the tests.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a little break, just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are awaiting the results of our tests. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process. ! “, he wrote on the social network.
Hicks, who practices as advisor dand communication of the president and is part of his closest entourage, would have tested positive this Thursday after returning from Minnesota, where Trump held a rally after Tuesday’s election debate against Joe Biden, according to the Bloomberg news agency.
While Trump has submitted almost weekly to coronavirus tests since the beginning of the pandemic, this is not the first time that an emergency has been carried out, after one of his assistants tested positive.
In May, one of them, a member of the Armed Forces who works in the White House, whose identity was not disclosed, already caused Trump to undergo the test, along with the vice president, Mike Pence.
So far, the Casa Banca has not provided details about the quarantine of Trump, who this Friday planned to travel to Florida and hold a campaign rally there.