Coronavirus live news: Paris introduces curfew, Barron Trump recovers from CovidOctober 15, 2020
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Still in the US and Anthony Fauci, the US’s top epidemiologist, has said Donald Trump is no longer capable of spreading the coronavirus and can attend a town hall on Thursday without putting others at risk. In an interview with CBS news, Fauci said that he and his colleague Clifford Lane at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) came to that conclusion after reviewing all the Covid-19 tests taken by the president as well as an additional test conducted at an NIH laboratory.
The town hall with NBC News is less than three weeks before the 3 November election in which Trump is trailing behind Biden in opinion polls.
Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son now tested negative to coronavirus after being infected alongside his parents. In a statement released by Melania Trump, she said: “To our great relief he [at first] tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think, ‘What about tomorrow or the next day?’”
“My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms.”
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