The son of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and is experiencing no symptoms, his spokesman told media outlets late Friday.
The spokesman said that Trump Jr. has been “quarantining out at his cabin” since the positive COVID-19 test at the start of the week.
“He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” he said.
Trump Jr., 42, is the latest in the president’s circle to contract the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, following President Trump’s diagnosis on Oct. 2. By Oct. 12, the president, who experienced mild symptoms, had recovered, testing negative for two consecutive days, and appeared at a rally in Florida.
COVID-19 is a disease that primarily requires hospital care in the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. A significant portion of all CCP virus patients show few or no symptoms, according to U.S. health officials. The vast majority of patients survive.
Earlier on Friday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide, confirmed that he had also tested positive for COVID-19.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” he announced on Twitter.
Legal adviser to the Trump campaign Jenna Ellis announced Friday on Twitter that she and Giuliani both tested negative for the CCP virus.
“Mayor [Rudy Giuliani] and I have both tested negative for COVID-19,” she wrote. “The entire legal team will continue to follow the advice and protocols of our doctors.”
Multiple states across the country are imposing new restrictions to prevent the spread of the CCP virus. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a near statewide month-long curfew, requiring non-essential work and gatherings to halt between 10 p.m.-5 a.m.