Donald Trump And His Wife Melania Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

In the US, COVID-19 has killed more than 212,660 people so far.

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US President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19

Trump took to his official Twitter handle to announce that both he and First Lady, Melania Trump, has tested positive for the coronavirus and that they will begin their "quarantine and recovery process immediately".

According to CNN, Navy Commander Dr Sean Conley, the President's physician, noted that he has received confirmation of the positive tests

"The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence," Conley wrote, according to the CNN report.

"The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country's greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering."

Prior to announcing his results, Trump had said that he planned to quarantine after one of his closest aides tested positive for the virus

In the US, COVID-19 has killed more than 212,660 people so far

The total number of people in the US infected with the virus has gone past 7,490,000.

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Trump has frequently espoused conspiracy theories about the virus:

Meanwhile, Malaysia recorded 260 new COVID-19 cases yesterday: