Washington DC: The incumbent president of the United States, Donald J. Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus along with his wife Melania testing positive as well. This comes on the heels of Hope Hicks; one of President Trump’s senior aides has tested positive for the virus this week. The president and the first lady went into self-quarantine after Hicks’s tested positive. On Friday, Donald Trump was moved to Walter Reed Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, aboard Marine One. Donald Trump was seen waving to the reporters but did not speak to the press on his way to embark the plane.

President Trump will be closely monitored by the health officials at the military hospital and will be able to execute his presidential duties from the hospital. It was reported that the medical centre is equipped to enable the president carry out his duties. In the United States, more than 2 million people have died so far due to the coronavirus. Despite seeing a dip in new infections in recent weeks, the mortality rate is still high in the country. On Tuesday night, President Trump participated in the first election debate with Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden in a highly controversial debate that attracted criticism from all corners of press and public. President Trump and Biden will lock horns for the coveted presidential position when voters go to polls on November 3rd this year.