Trump and wife enter quarantine after assistant tests positive for coronavirus

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US President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, September 29 (Photo: Reuters)

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he and First Lady Melania will be quarantined pending test results after an assistant tested positive for the new coronavirus.

“Hope Hicks, who worked so hard without even taking a little break, just tested positive for Covid-19,” Trump said on Twitter.

“Terrible! The First Lady and I are awaiting the results of our tests. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process! ”

Their results were expected Thursday or Friday.

Trump did not say how long he plans to be in isolation. He is regularly tested for the virus.

It was unclear whether he would cancel scheduled campaign events, including a rally in Florida on Friday.

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