ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Trump tests positive for COVID-19 a month ahead of election

Chinese state media blames US president for downplaying virus

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for COVID-19, further muddying an already messy election campaign that is being closely monitored in Asia.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," the president tweeted. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more