Washington – President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for Covid-19, said Trump on Sunday, prompting one state legislature to close for a week after Giuliani visited to try to persuade lawmakers to help reverse Trump’s election defeat.
Giuliani, 76, is the latest in a long string of people close to the White House, including Trump himself, sickened in a pandemic that has killed more than 280 000 Americans.
“@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus,” said Trump, using a term for Covid-19 that has drawn backlash.
Guiliani also tweeted his thanks to “friends and followers” on Sunday for their concern about him.
“I’m getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything,” he wrote in a tweet.
Two sources familiar with the situation said that Guiliani was at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, on Sunday and one said he had been admitted for treatment.