(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2020 Dan Scavino (L), Director of White House Social Media, Hope Hicks, White House counselor, and Stephen Miller (R), White House senior advisor, walk to Marine One prior to departing with US President Donald Trump from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, as he travels to Ohio. – Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hicks, who serves as counselor to the president and traveled with him to a Wednesday rally, tested positive Thursday, according to an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private health information. She is the closest aide to Trump to test positive so far. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
WASHINGTON D.C. – US President Donald Trump said late Thursday he would go into quarantine after one of his close advisors tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hope Hicks, “who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid-19. Terrible!” Trump tweeted.
“The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” he added.
US President Donald Trump steps off Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 1, 2020, following campaign events in New Jersey. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
He did not say how long he was planning to be in isolation although public health experts recommend up to 14 days.
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