President Donald Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” after testing positive for the coronavirus, White House chief of workers Mark Meadows confirmed to reporters Friday morning.

The information got here hours after the president disclosed over Twitter that he and first girl Melania Trump had examined constructive. 

NBC News earlier reported that Trump spoke to Meadows on Friday morning and is “in good spirits.”

The White House is discussing whether or not the president will deal with the nation in some method about his diagnosis.

Trump, who’s 74 years previous and obese, is in classes of individuals thought-about at excessive danger for opposed results from the illness.

Vice President Mike Pence and his spouse both tested negative for the virus, the White House introduced later Friday. Pence is subsequent in line for the presidency.

White House doctor Dr. Sean Conley stated in a memo early Friday that he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”

A White House official informed CNBC that some staffers who had been involved with the president on Thursday are working from house on Friday.

“As this virus continues to go on, other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result, and we’ve got the mitigation plan in place for that,” Meadows informed reporters Friday.

Trump stated in his early morning tweet Friday that he and his spouse had been starting their quarantine course of after the constructive take a look at. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines advocate individuals who imagine they might have been uncovered to the virus ought to quarantine for 14 days. 

Trump debated Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday and is scheduled to look within the second debate on Oct. 15, 13 days after he disclosed his diagnosis. The Commission on Presidential Debates did not instantly reply to a request for touch upon how Trump’s diagnosis would impression the debates.

The White House doctor’s memo got here hours after Trump stated he would start the quarantine course of after prime aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. Hicks had traveled with the president to Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland and was seen not carrying a masks.

Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus has been a prime concern within the run-up to the 2020 election. In the United States, greater than 7.2 million have been contaminated and greater than 207,000 folks have died, in keeping with a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

In a taped interview with journalist Bob Woodward, Trump stated in mid-March he intentionally played down the virus so as to not “create a panic,” in keeping with CNN, which revealed audio of the interview. Trump has pushed for faculties, companies and sports activities leagues to reopen at the same time as instances of the virus rise, and has held marketing campaign occasions the place attendees pack carefully collectively, many with out masks. 

The Trump administration’s messaging about masks has been inconsistent all through the pandemic. Officials initially guided Americans to not put on them so that they may very well be reserved for medical professionals, however well being officers now advise most individuals to put on some type of face protecting to forestall the unfold of the virus. 

Still, at Tuesday’s debate, Trump bashed Biden for carrying masks in a lot of his public appearances.

“I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen,” Trump stated on the occasion.

— CNBC’s Eamon Javers contributed to this report.