US President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Trump made that announcement in an early-morning post on Twitter on Friday.
First Lady, Melania has also tested positive.
At age 74, Trump falls under the ‘high-risk group’ for serious complications from COVID-19.
Describing Trump as also being obese, American news organisation, CNN has said the COVID diagnosis is “the most serious known health threat to a sitting American president in decades”.
Trump’s announcement comes a little more than a month before the November 3 presidential elections; at which time he will face Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.
The Republican president has, most times, refused to wear protective face coverings and has been captured on multiple occasions not social distancing. Amid the pandemic, he has also held relatively large political rallies as part of his 2020 election campaign.