Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing a quarantine without symptoms, a spokesperson reported Friday.
“Don tested positive earlier this week and has been in quarantine since he obtained the result,” said the spokesman, assuring that it is “Completely asymptomatic and he is following all the guidelines recommended by doctors ”.
Donald Jr., 42, is the latest in a series of COVID-19 infections at the White House, including his father, First Lady Melania and Trump’s youngest son, Barron.
Last Friday, Andrew Giuliani, a White House adviser and son of the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, announced that he had also tested positive.
The Trump administration has come under fire for its response to the pandemic, while the president himself has repeatedly downplayed the danger from the virus.
The United States, the most mourning country in the world with more than 11.7 million infections and more than 252,000 deaths, is experiencing a new pandemic wave.
Alarmed, the authorities of several localities have asked the population to stay home for Thanksgiving celebrations next week, when Americans often travel to be with their families.
Meanwhile, the US pharmaceutical group Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech presented this Friday to the US drug agency (FDA) a request for authorization to market their vaccine against covid-19, becoming the first manufacturers to do so in the United States. United States or Europe.