The president of the United States, President Donald Trump and his wife, Melanie Trump has been reported positive of the COVID-19 disease.
This was confirmed in a tweet on the Twitter handle of the president of the United States where he made the announcement on Friday.
In the announcement, the president disclosed that he, alongside his wife will immediately embark in a quarantine and begin receiving treatment.
He wrote; “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together.”
A report by Daily Post said that the couple had earlier tested positive of the infectious disease but later tested negative.
In his reaction, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd.) has sent goodwill message to his US counterpart, praying for his quick recovery.
The goodwill message was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu, titled title, ‘President Buhari wishes US President, Trump, family quick recovery’.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari joins all citizens of United States of America in prayers for quick and full recovery of President Donald Trump and his wife, Melanie, who reportedly tested positive for COVID – 19.
“The President notes, with sympathy, that the incident of COVID – 19 in the White House manifests the challenge posed by the pandemic across the world, and difficulty in containing the spread.
“While wishing the American First Family speedy turnaround in their current health status, President Buhari urges more compliance among Nigerians to protocols, and adherence to advice of medical doctors, particularly epidemiologists.”