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Kings, just like paupers, are not safe from the COVID pandemic spreading throughout the globe. Earlier this year, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson came close to knocking on the pearly gates after contracting the acute respiratory syndrome that almost put him on a ventilator and made him spend several days in the intensive care unit of a London hospital. Today, we just learned that the virus has struck the highest echelon of power in the US.
Late Friday evening, President Trump announced on Twitter that he and the First Lady tested positive for Coronavirus. As news of the shocking revelation spread, several national television channels interrupted the regularly scheduled programs to inform the public of the developing health condition of the President.
President Trump apparently contracted the flu virus from Hope Hicks, a close aide to the President who was seen recently accompanying the first couple on their campaign rallies across the US. Hicks, who began to show symptoms after coming back from the presidential debate on Tuesday night, tested positive on Thursday, a diagnosis that prompted a panic response in the White House. Although sources say the President is so far asymptomatic, he will nevertheless follow quarantine protocols for the foreseeable future.