US President and Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus and were beginning a quarantine process after Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, tested positive for the coronavirus as well.

The news was given by Trump himself in a tweet.

The president, who is tested regularly for COVID-19, has kept up a rigorous travel schedule across the country in recent weeks, holding rallies with thousands of people in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election, despite warnings from public health professionals against having events with large crowds.

Earlier, in an interview on Fox News, Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump had been tested for the virus and would know the results later on Thursday or Friday.