Donald Trump and first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus

Aide Hope Hicks contracted virus and had accompanied president to debate on Tuesday and Minnesota rally on Wednesday

Donald Trump has announced that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, have tested positive for coronavirus, after one of his closest advisers contracted the virus, throwing the 2020 US election into chaos.

On Friday morning the US president tweeted: “Tonights, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19.” He wrote that they would begin quarantine immediately.

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