Donald Trump and Melania test positive for Covid-19.

USA President,

Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating.

Mr Trump, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, wrote on Twitter: “We will get through this together.”

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn upon return to the White House in Washington, DC

The president has “mild symptoms” of coronavirus, White House officials say.

Mr Trump’s announcement comes just over a month before the presidential elections on 3 November,

where he faces Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

The development comes after Hope Hicks, one of Mr Trump’s closest aides, tested positive.

Mr Trump has mostly spurned mask-wearing

And above all been pictured not socially distanced with aides or others during official engagements.

First Lady Melania Trump and US President Donald Trump

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However, White House officials and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later said Mr Trump was experiencing mild Covid-19 symptoms.

It’s still unclear how Mr. Trump’s positive test will affect preparation 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 Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro were infected. They both have since recovered.

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