US president Trump and First lady Melania test positive for COVID-19 International News
United States: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday (October 2, 2020) mention that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House.
The president tweeted “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Trump, 74, is at high risk for the deadly virus both because of his age and because he is considered overweight. He has remained in good health during his time in office but is not known to exercise regularly or to follow a healthy diet.
This pandemic covered more than 200,000 people dead in United States. Although, the president rarely wears a mask and has ridiculed others, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, for doing so regularly. Health professionals say that face coverings are key to preventing the spread of the virus.
Recently Trump held rallies with thousands of people in recent weeks in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election, despite warnings from public health professionals against having events with large crowds.
The White House issued a new schedule for Trump’s activities on Friday that did not include his planned trip to Florida. Biden is scheduled to campaign in Michigan on Friday. Both states are swing states that could decide the U.S. election.
Trump, who has been criticized for questioning the efficacy of wearing a face covering, produced a mask from his pocket in the first presidential debate on Tuesday and said, “I wear masks when needed. When needed, I wear masks.”
Earlier, in late April British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive but kept working in isolation for a little over a week before falling gravely ill and was rushed into intensive care. He spent two weeks recovering before returning to work.
Posted Date : 02-10-20
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