Donald Trump, United States President, and his wife, Melania has tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus disease.
This is coming 31 days to the US Presidential election in which Trump would go against his main rival, Joe Biden, candidate of the Democratic Party.
The incumbent US President disclosed his COVID-19 status via his verified Twitter handle on Friday.
Trump said he and his wife would self-isolate immediately.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Brent crude slipped on the Trump news and was down $1.12, or 2.7 percent, at $39.81 a barrel by 0710 GMT. U.S. oil was also down $1.12, or 2.9%, at $37.60. US and Brent crude are heading for drops of around 5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, this week for a second consecutive week of declines, The Cable reports.
Also, US stock futures and Asian shares fell Friday. The future contracts for both the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials dropped nearly 2 percent but were trading 1.2 percent lower several hours later.
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