3 Oct 2020

Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tests positive for Covid-19

4:13 pm on 3 October 2020

Kellyanne Conway, a former counselor to US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19.

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Kellyanne Conway. Photo: AFP

"My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I'm feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians," Conway tweeted.

Conway is one of a list of high profile coronavirus cases emerging in the states, including Republican senator, Mike Lee, and the president of Notre Dame University, John Bennett - both of whom have recently visited the White House.

Donald and Melania Trump both tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday and the President has since been flown to Walter Reed Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

Trump released a short video on his Twitter account, 17 hours after his last post, saying he thought he was doing very well and he was heading to hospital "to make sure things work out".

Trump has a mild fever, according to a source familiar with the matter. White House doctor Sean P Conley wrote in a memo that he is "fatigued but in good spirits."

- Reuters

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