Donald Trump Jr. is self-quarantining after his test for Covid-19 came back positive earlier this week, his spokesman has confirmed. The eldest son of the US president has not shown any symptoms linked to the virus so far.
"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," the spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.
Trump Jr, who as an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, has been holing up in his cabin after the diagnosis, he added.Also on rt.com Donald Trump Jrs girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for Covid-19 after flying for presidents Mt Rushmore event
A businessman and father of five, Trump Jr has been actively supporting his father’s legal battle against what the Trump campaign argues was a widespread fraud that cost him the US presidential elections victory.
He has become yet another member of the Trump family and the president’s inner circle to have contracted the desease. His partner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, came down with the novel virus back in July, after attending an array of campaign events.
Earlier on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudi Guliani, Trump’s campaign lawyer and former Mayor of New York City, said he was experiencing “mild symptoms” of the disease that has been sweeping the country amid a surge in cases.
The US president himself, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Baron contracted the virus in early October. Trump was flown to Walter Reed medical facility due to a fever he was running and reduced oxygen levels. The president was released after spending three days in hospital, and jumped back on the campaign trail shortly after.Also on rt.com I dont call on activists: Sparks fly at first White House press conference in over a month
Apart from Trump’s immediate family, a number of his administration officials fell ill with the virus, including Senior Advisors Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks, and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany among others.
The US has reported over 254, 000 deaths from the virus, according to the tally from Johns Hopkins University, and a total 11.8 million cases as of Friday.
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