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Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump tested for COVID-19, in quarantine after top aide tests positive

Hope Hicks, a close aide of Donald Trump, is known to regularly travel with the president on Air Force One and, along with other senior aides, had accompanied him to Ohio for the recent presidential debate.

October 02, 2020 / 02:11 PM IST

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been tested for COVID-19 and are currently in quarantine after Hope Hicks, one of the United States President’s top aides, tested positive for the disease.

Hicks, a top adviser to Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms. Hicks is known to regularly travel with the president on Air Force One and, along with other senior aides, had accompanied him to Ohio for the US presidential debate.

In a tweet, Trump said, “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”

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