Washington: On October 1, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump tweeted,"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!."

The White House doctor said Trump and the First Lady will quarantine "within the White House."

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The news comes shortly after a senior aide Hope Hicks contracted the virus, whom Trump spent substantial time with this week. Trump said late Thursday he would go into quarantine after a top aide tested positive for coronavirus.

According to reports, the virus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million nationwide.