On Friday, the President of the United States Donald trump said on Twitter that he and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus. The event happens just two days after the first debate and a month before election day in the United States.
Major stock indexes fell in early trading on Friday after President Donald trump said that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Futures on the Dow Jones industrial average fell 555 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were also in negative zone. Meanwhile, the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds fell to 0,6578%.
“Evening, @FLOTUS (account Melania trump) and I got a positive result on COVID-19. We will immediately begin our quarantine and recovery process. We will overcome this TOGETHER! “
The White house doctor Sean Conley said: “the President and the first lady are currently feeling well, and they plan to stay home in the White house during the recovery.”
He also said that he expects that trump “will continue to perform their duties without interruption during the recovery.”
Earlier on Thursday, the media reported that a coronavirus was identified in the chief mate of the tramp hope Hicks, who went with the President to the debate with Joe Biden Tuesday night in Cleveland. On Wednesday, Hicks was escorted trump to the event in Minnesota. Hicks received a positive result for coronavirus on Thursday morning and is quarantined. Previously, several people close to the President also had COVID-19.
On Thursday, trump briefly attended the event in new Jersey. Given the age of the tramp in 74 years – American President is at risk, Melania trump 50.
Now trump is the most famous figure, diseased Covid-19. Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the coronavirus and survived the disease.
The protocols of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the United States, cases COVID-19 should be placed in quarantine for 14 days. Two weeks from Thursday 15 October, the date of the second presidential debate between trump and Joe Biden.
The first debate took place “fiercely”, trump is constantly interrupted Biden and insisted that Americans vote by post in conditions of a pandemic will lead to widespread fraud with the ballots. Biden denied it citing a lack of evidence and his ahead of trump on the ratings of provisional ballots. Read more in the article Marketinfo.pro “the Stock market reacts negatively to the outcome of the first debate between trump and Biden”.
The U.S. presidential election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.
Trump has often been criticized because he did not attach due importance to the quarantine, and later terminating a transport connection with other countries and allow the coronavirus to spread across the United States. Media have also noted that the President often appeared in public without a mask and made fun of their main political opponent of Biden for wearing masks.
According to calculations of the Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases of coronavirus in the United States reached almost of 7.23 million people, with at least 206971 people died. Throughout the world, the coronavirus fell ill about 34 million people, the number of deaths exceeded 1 million people.