President of the United States Donald J. Trump is exhibiting mild symptoms after testing positive for the dreaded Coronavirus.
The president and the first lady disclosed on Twitter this morning that they had tested positive for the deadly virus just one month to the U.S. election.
Speaking to reporters on Friday October 2, White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows the president and first lady “remain in good spirits” but confirmed Mr Trump “does have mild symptoms”.
“He continues to be, not only in good spirits, but very energetic.
I’m optimistic that he will have a quick and speedy recovery.”, Mr Meadows said.
First lady Melania Trump later tweeted that she is “overall feeling good.”
Despite his diagnosis, Meadows said Trump is “staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people.”
“We have a president that is not only on the job, will remain on the job, and I’m optimistic that he’ll have a very quick and speedy recovery,” Meadows added.
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah has also announced on Twitter that he has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Lee said he sought a test yesterday after he experienced symptoms and would isolate for the next ten days
“Unlike the test I took just a few days ago while visiting the White House, yesterday’s test came back positive,” Lee said in a statement posted to Twitter.