Washington: Barron Trump, the teenage son of US President Donald Trump, contracted coronavirus after his parents tested positive for COVID-19 but has since tested negative, First Lady Melania Trump has said.
In a blog posted on the White House website, Melania said that Barron, 14, exhibited no symptoms, a departure from herself and the president, who have both said they experienced mild symptoms.
Trump announced that he and the First Lady had tested positive in the early-morning hours on October 1, after the news that one of the president’s closest aides Hope Hicks had contracted the virus. Both have now recovered from the disease. Also Read – The Irony: Remember How Donald Trump Had Refused to Take Covid-19 Seriously? He Had Also Mocked Joe Biden For Wearing a Mask!
“My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily, he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative,” Melania said on Wednesday.
While Melania and Barron stayed at the White House, Trump had to spend three nights and four days at a military hospital to recover from the disease. The president is now back on his campaign trail.
Sharing her experience, Melania said that she was very fortunate as her diagnosis came with minimal symptoms, though they hit her all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after.