US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating.

Mr Trump, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, wrote on Twitter: “We will get through this together.”

The president has “mild symptoms” of coronavirus, White House officials say.

Mr Trump’s announcement comes just over a month before the presidential elections on 3 November, where he faces Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

The development comes after Hope Hicks, one of Mr Trump’s closest aides, tested positive.

In a tweet, Mr Biden and his wife Jill wished the first couple a swift recovery: “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family,” he said.

It is not clear whether Mr Biden is also being tested, and whether he will continue his campaign on Friday with a scheduled visit to Michigan. He stood approximately 10ft (3m) away from Mr Trump during the debate.

Debate moderator Chris Wallace said on Friday he was getting tested.

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