United States President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump, who is 74 years old, tweeted Friday at approximately 1 a.m. that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and will begin quarantining immediately.
"Tonight, [Melania Trump] and I tested positive for COVID-19," his tweet read. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"
For individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend isolation for 10 days since the date of the positive COVID-19 test.
One of Trump's closest advisers, Hope Hicks, tested positive for coronavirus, Trump confirmed on Thursday night. On Wednesday evening, Hicks began feeling symptoms on the plane ride from a rally in Minnesota, NBC New York reported. Hicks also accompanied Trump to the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, according to CNN.
"I just went for a test and we'll see what happens, I mean, who knows, I spent a lot of time with Hope and so does the first lady, and she's tremendous," Trump told Fox News on Thursday.
Trump speculated that members of the military or law enforcement officials passed on the virus to Hicks, according to The Washington Post.
Hicks also works closely with members of the Trump family such as White House advisers Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
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