Coronavirus live news: Trump awaits Covid test result after close aide Hope Hicks catches virus

By Helen Sullivan

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Trump confirms Hope Hicks has tested positive, says he has had a test and 'will see what happens'

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Here's Trump mocking Biden for wearing a mask at the debate on Tuesday. He traveled to that debate with Hope Hicks, who has tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/MvFs3HR2Z3

October 2, 2020

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Hicks also travelled with Trump to presidential debate on Tuesday

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Hope Hicks tests positive for Covid – reports

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In the UK, strictly Come Dancing contestant HRVY has tested positive for coronavirus, just over two weeks before the launch of the new series.

The singer and YouTube star, whose real name is Harvey Leigh Cantwell, announced the news on social media, telling fans he does not have any symptoms and is now isolating for 10 days.

The 21-year-old said: “hi, wasn’t gonna worry anyone and say anything but now the story’s out, i have coronavirus, I’m all good, no symptoms, just isolating for the next 10 days. already super bored so prepare yourselves for my Tik toks.”

“It just proves that us youngsters can get it and not even realise,” he told his 4.5 million Instagram followers. “I’m fine, I’m chilling, but I’m going to be in this bedroom for a while so I’ll see you guys on the other side.”

All contestants are being tested for Covid-19 twice a week, with the first tests taking place on Monday and revealing HRVY’s infection:

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