First lady Melania Trump said on Wednesday that son Barron Trump, 14, tested positive for COVID-19, after initially testing negative. He is now negative she said.
Both she and President had tested positive for COVID-19. She also announced that she is negative.
"Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think 'what about tomorrow or the next day?' she wrote in a post in the White House website. "My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative."
As for herself, Melania said she had "minimal symptoms" and that she has now tested negative.
"I am happy to report that I have tested negative and hope to resume my duties as soon as I can," she wrote. "Along with this good news, I want people to know that I understand just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did. If you are sick, or if you have a loved one who is sick—I am thinking of you and will be thinking of you every day. I pray for our country and I pray for everyone who is grappling with COVID-19 and any other illnesses or challenges."