Bill Stepien, campaign manager of US President Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19.Advertisement
This development comes after Trump was taken to Walter Reed Army Medical Centre for treatment.
Trump and his wife, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night after Hope Hicks, a White House aide close to the president, contracted the virus.
Stepien, 42-year-old, is experiencing mild flu-like symptoms and tested positive for the infection on Friday evening.Advertisement
He took over as head of Trump’s presidential campaign in July, replacing Brad Parscale. Before taking over, he served as the campaign’s deputy manager.
Kellyanne Conway, a former White House advisor, also announced that she tested positive for COVID-19.
In a tweet, the ex-advisor said her symptoms are mild, and that she is in quarantine.Advertisement
“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic,” she tweeted.