I’m not going to get into any particular treatment that he may or may not have. He has mild symptoms, as we look at that the doctor will continue to provide expertise in the residence. He’s in the residence now. Actually, as we look at this, I’m not going to get into the tick-tock. I can tell you, in terms of Hope, Hope Hicks, we discovered that right as the Marine One was taking off yesterday — we actually pulled some of the people that had been traveling and in in close contact. The reason why it was reported out and just frankly, is that we had already started the contact tracing just prior to that event. As you know, last night even in the early hours of this morning, the minute we got a confirmatory test on the president we felt like it was important to get the news out there at that time. And so that’s why we sent out the tweet. We’ve tested all of our core staff, and I can tell you that Mr. Kushner, Mr. Scavino, myself, a number of us have been tested and have come back with negative results, and yet at the same time, I fully expect that as this virus continues to go on other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result. And we’ve got the mitigation plan in place to make sure that the government not only continues to move forward, but the work of the American people continues to move forward.
US President Donald Trump has mild symptoms of coronavirus after he and his wife Melania tested positive for the illness, the White House says.
Mr Trump’s chief of staff said the president was “on the job” and “in good spirits”, adding that he expected him to make a quick recovery.
The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Other close members of Trump’s family have tested negative.
Officials said the process of tracking all the president’s contacts in recent days was ongoing. adding that Mr Trump was considering how he might address the nation or otherwise communicate with the American people on Friday.
On Thursday, the first couple said they intended to self-isolate after one of Mr Trump’s closest aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive. Soon afterwards they too received positive test results.
Ms Hicks, 31, travelled with Mr Trump on Air Force One to the first presidential TV debate with Mr Biden in Ohio on Tuesday. Some of Mr Trump’s family members who attended the debate were seen not wearing masks.
It has not been confirmed whether Mr Biden is also being tested, or if he will continue his campaign on Friday with a scheduled visit to Michigan. He stood approximately 10ft (3m) away from Mr Trump during the debate.
Mr Trump has mostly spurned mask-wearing and has often been pictured not socially distanced with aides or others during official engagements.
The coronavirus has infected more than 7.2 million Americans, killing more than 200,000 of them.
What do we know about Trump’s condition?
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Mr Trump was experiencing mild symptoms, but that he and Melania were “in good spirits”. He said he was optimistic the president would make a speedy recovery.
He was on the job and would remain on the job, Mr Meadows added, saying updates on his health were expected later on Friday.
Earlier Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: “We will get through this together.”
Mr Trump’s physician, Dr Sean Conley, released a statement late on Thursday, saying the president and the first lady were “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence”.
According to Mr Trump’s most recent physical examination earlier this year, he weighed 244lbs (110.7kg). This is considered to be obese for his height of 6ft 3ins.
But Dr Conley stated at the time that the president “remains healthy”. Mr Trump will also have the best medical care available.
America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a person must self-isolate for 10 days after a positive test.
It is not clear how Mr Trump’s positive test will affect arrangements for the second presidential debate, which is scheduled for 15 October in Miami, Florida.
Mr Trump is not the first world leader to have tested positive. Earlier this year, British
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