The news came after the president confirmed earlier on Thursday that his longtime aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus.
Sean Conley, the president’s physician, released a memorandum about the first family.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” read the statement.
“The President and the First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” he continued.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) October 2, 2020
The first lady also tweeted about her diagnosis
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) October 2, 2020
Keeping President Trump and the First Lady in prayer for quick and complete recovers.