President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was diagnosed with Covid-19 and is now being treated in hospital.
The President tweeted: “Be better Rudy, we will carry on!”
Mr. Rudy’s Diagnosis
Mr Giuliani, who has led the legal challenges of the Trump campaign in the election results, is the latest person close to the president to contract the disease.
The President and his team have been criticized for avoiding security directives. Mr. Trump was ill in October.
Mr Giuliani, 76, was admitted to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC on Sunday, according to US media reports.
In a tweet, the former New York mayor thanked the well-wishers for their messages, saying he was “recovering fast”.
His son, Andrew Giuliani, who works at the White House and tested positive for the virus last month, tweeted that his father was “resting, getting great care and feeling well”.
It is unclear whether Mr Giuliani is experiencing symptoms or when he contracted the virus.
COVID Scenario Is The US
An estimated 14.6 million people have been infected with Covid-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 281,234 people have died – the highest rate in any country in the world.
On Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx, co-ordinator of the White House coronavirus task, criticized Trump officials for ignoring guidelines and selling “myths” about the epidemic.
“I hear members of the public relinquishing those conditions, arguing that masks are not working, and that we should work to protect ourselves from herding the flock,” Dr Birx told NBC.
“This is the worst event the country will ever face,” he said.
Since the November 3 election, Mr. Giuliani has visited the country as part of a failed coup attempt to change the victory in Mr. Trump’s election. During her many events, she seemed to have no mask to cover her face and no regard for social distance.
Last Wednesday, he appeared during a fraudulent election in Michigan where he asked a witness next to him if he would be free to remove his face mask.
“I don’t want you to do this if you feel uncomfortable, but would you feel free to take off your mask, so that we can feel better?” said Mr Giuliani, who was not wearing a mask. The witness chose to keep his mask after asking the court if he was being heard.
On Thursday, Mr Giuliani traveled to Georgia where he repeated unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the Senate security committee.
Other Personalities Who Have Tested Positive
Many people on Mr Trump’s trail are said to have been tested with Covid-19 since October.
Boris Epshteyn, another Trump adviser, was tested for HIV shortly after appearing with Rudy Giuliani at a press conference on November 25.
Others include President Mark Meadows’ chief of staff and news secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as well as his wife Melania and sons Donald Jnr and Baron.
Mr. Trump’s diagnosis and hospital stay boosted his run for a second term in office, less than a month before he faced Joe Biden in the presidential election.
Mr Trump declined to comment, insisting without evidence that the election was rigged or rigged. Attorney General William Barr said last week his department had seen no evidence of mass voter fraud that would change the results.
Mr Biden will be sworn in as President on January 20.