Donald and Melania Trump contract coronavirus

US President Donald Trump and Melania test positive for COVID-19 | ABC News

Donald and Melania Trump are infected with coronavirus

The President of the United States today announced that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for Covid-19 and are planning to go into quarantine, pausing their election race..

«We will immediately isolate and begin the treatment process. We’ll get through this together!», – wrote Donald Trump in his twitter.

Almost immediately after the publication, American stock futures went down. Dow futures fell more than 500 points.

Donald Trump is now the most prominent figure on the list of coronavirus victims. Former Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson and the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro have had Covid-19.

All this time, 74-year-old Trump was at high risk of infection due to his age and being overweight.. He remained in good health for a long time, fulfilling the duties of an American leader, but neither for whom it is not a secret that the president is not a fan of healthy eating and rarely goes in for sports.

Trump underestimated the severity of the pandemic in its early stages and repeatedly predicted the imminent disappearance of the virus. He rarely wears a mask and criticizes others, including the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who do it.

«I don’t wear masks like Biden. Every time you see him, he wears a mask. Every time I see him, he is wearing a mask. This is the largest mask I have ever seen. He can also speak 200 feet away, and he appears with the largest mask I’ve ever seen. He can speak to you 200 feet away», – Trump said about his rival during this week’s debate.

Since the beginning of the year in the United States, the coronavirus has killed more than 200 thousand. Americans. Elderly people and people with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly affected.

Donald and Melania Trump are infected with coronavirus

Trump called on state leaders to reopen economies and rebuild businesses, even as cases continued to rise. He also rebuked Democratic governors for taking restrictive measures to contain the disease..

A positive Trump test means other senior officials and generally all White House employees may also be infected and will be forced to quarantine..

In Washington, it was reported that doctors are checking everyone who has been in contact with the president recently.

Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said that both the president and the first lady are doing well, and that Donald intends to continue to lead the country while in self-isolation.

He is currently scheduled to appear in his second presidential debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the second half of October.. Presumably, the verbal duel will take place on October 22.