Trump coronavirus sickness throws White House race into turmoil – BBC News

Date: 2020-10-02 21:36:07

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The race for the White House has been thrown into turmoil, after the revelation that Donald Trump and his wife Melania, have both tested positive for coronavirus.

The couple are self-isolating at the White House. Officials say Mr Trump has “mild” symptoms and is in “good spirits”.

His diagnosis has stunned America, with financial markets sinking on the news. With just a month until the presidential election, It’s raised major questions about the remainder of the campaign and its outcome.

Donald Trump’s presidential rival Joe Biden and world leaders including Boris Johnson have wished Mr Trump and his wife a speedy recovery.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by north America editor Jon Sopel at the White House, Nick Bryant hearing from voters in Michigan and medical editor Fergus Walsh on the health risks Donald Trump is facing.

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