Washington: US President Donald Trump has mentioned that he was examined for Covid-19 and was awaiting the outcomes after certainly one of his closest White Home aide contracted the virus, in line with media studies.
White Home adviser Hope Hicks, one of many closest to Trump, has examined constructive for Covid-19, an knowledgeable supply informed The Hill information web site on Thursday.
She had travelled with the President on Air Drive One earlier this week, the supply added.
In a Fox Information interview late Thursday night time, Trump appeared not sure about what his high aide’s constructive check meant for him.
“I just went out with a test and the First Lady just went out with a test also,” he mentioned.
“So whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know.”
Taking to Twitter after the interview, the President mentioned: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so arduous with out even taking a small break, has simply examined constructive for Covid 19. Horrible.
“The First Woman and I are ready for our check outcomes. Within the meantime, we are going to start our quarantine course of.”
— OTV (@otvnews) October 2, 2020
Additionally in an announcement, a White Home official mentioned contact tracing has been performed, “and the appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made”, The Hill information web site reported
It was not instantly clear if Trump deliberate to self-quarantine out of an abundance of warning.
He has occasions scheduled for Friday in Florida and Saturday in Wisconsin.
Hicks is the newest White Home aide to check constructive for the virus which has to this point contaminated 7,277,352 individuals within the US and killed 207,791 others, making it the worst-hit nation on the earth.
Nationwide Safety Adviser Robert O’Brien had examined constructive, in addition to a White Home valet who serves the President.
Katie Miller, the Vice President’s communications director and the spouse of Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, have been additionally contaminated.
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