President Trump and wife Melania test positive for COVID-19

President Trump tests positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)President Trump assessments good for COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Illustrations or photos)

President Donald Trump and First Girl Melania Trump have tested good for COVID-19, throwing into question what arrives following for health care, the overall economy and the presidential election 32 times from now.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence have tested negative for the virus, his spokesman Devin O’Malley reported by tweet Friday.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reported Friday he would get tested. Dr. Jill Biden was also tested. Both assessments arrived back negative, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the couple’s primary treatment physician said in a assertion to Politico.

Pence and Democratic vice presidential challenger Kamala Harris are scheduled to a debate Wednesday, October seven in Utah. No announcement has nonetheless been created with regards to irrespective of whether that will go ahead.

Trump is in quarantine at the White Property, much less than two months prior to he and Biden are scheduled for their following debate on Thursday, October 15. One more is scheduled for Thursday, October 22.

Trump broke the information about testing good by Tweet all around 1 a.m. E.T. Friday.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested good for COVID-19. We will start off our quarantine and restoration procedure quickly. We will get via this Alongside one another!”

The president and first girl ended up tested after White Property advisor Hope Hicks was verified to have the virus on Thursday. 

“The President and First Girl are both properly at this time, and they plan to continue to be at property inside of the White Property all through their convalescence,” the president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, reported in a memo to Kayleigh McEnany, assistant to the President and White Property Press Secretary, in accordance to NBC Information. “Relaxation certain, I be expecting the President to continue on carrying out his responsibilities without disruption even though recovering, and I will preserve you up-to-date on any foreseeable future developments.”

Biden tweeted Friday early morning: “Jill and I ship our ideas to President Trump and First Girl Melania Trump for a swift restoration. We will continue on to pray for the health and fitness and security of the president and his relatives.”

Trump, for now, continues to be off the marketing campaign path, where he has obtained criticism for not subsequent social distancing or mask-donning recommendations and for speaking prior to massive crowds.

Deal tracing is remaining accomplished, the White Property has reported. On Saturday, Trump met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and other officials at the White Property Rose Backyard. Neither Trump nor Barrett ended up donning a mask.

Inventory marketplaces all around the entire world fell subsequent the announcement. The information despatched U.S. stock futures reduced, with traders by now considering the affect of even now-higher amounts of infections on the U.S. overall economy and the prospect of a contested election outcome, in accordance to The Wall Street Journal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 400 points reduced this early morning at the opening bell at nine:thirty a.m., the WSJ noted.

Moody’s has formerly noted that the coronavirus poses a credit risk for hospitals via 2021.

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