Donald Trump and wife test positive for COVID-19

US President, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19

They are “both well”, the White House says. “We will get through this TOGETHER!”, the president tweeted.

They received the results after one of the president’s closest aides became infected.

President Trump, 74, has been criticised for playing down the severity of the virus in the early stages and often spurning mask wearing and social distancing

The US has registered the world’s highest number of Covid-related deaths nearly 208,000

Elsewhere, Scotland’s flrst minister says the actions of an SNP MP who travelled to Westminster despite experiencing symptoms are “utterly indefensible”

More than 34 million cases have been confirmed globally with around 1.02 million deaths, Johns Hopkins University says.

 

BBC

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