Trump and first lady Melania test positive for coronavirusOctober 2, 2020
Aide Hope Hicks contracted virus and had accompanied president to debate on Tuesday and Minnesota rally on Wednesday
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The US presidential election has been plunged into disarray after Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus following weeks in which the US president sought to suggest the worst of the pandemic was over.
Trump announced his positive test in a dramatic tweet at 1am, prompting US television networks to go to live coverage of the 74-year old president’s health and his election campaign cancelled a planned event in the key battleground state of Florida.