One of US President Donald Trump’s closet aides, Hope Hicks, 31, has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
The BBC reports states the adviser to the president travelled with Trump on Air Force One to a TV debate in Ohio on Tuesday – which was held between himself and Joe Biden.
The Hicks would be the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive so far.
She was in even closer quarters with him aboard the helicopter Marine One on Wednesday, White House reporters noted.
Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020