US President Donald Trump says he and his wife Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
The US President’s positive test came after new that one of his top advisers, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for Covid-19.
Mr Trump made the announcement on Twitter after confirming his senior aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the disease earlier today.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” he said.
“We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Ms Hicks travels regularly with the President on Air Force One and, along with other senior aides, accompanied Mr Trump to Ohio for the presidential debate on Tuesday and to Minnesota for a campaign event on Wednesday.
“She tested positive,” Mr Trump said.
The President, who is tested regularly, has kept up a rigorous travel schedule across the country in recent weeks, holding rallies with thousands of people, despite warnings from public health professionals against having events with large crowds, in the run up to the November 3 election.
Mr Trump is 74-years-old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.