The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, has been infected with the coronavirus, according to a spokesperson

The spokesperson said the young Trump tested positive earlier this week and was “in quarantine in his cabin since the result”

“He has been completely asymptomatic so far and follows all recommended medical guidelines for COVID-19,” he said

Trump Jr is the latest member of the president’s family to be infected with the virus

Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of Mr. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, also tested positive for COVID-19 this week

“I have mild symptoms and am following all appropriate protocols including quarantine and contact tracing,” said young Giuliani, who has joined the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs of the White House in 2017, on Twitter Friday (local time)

M Giuliani attended his father’s press conference on Thursday (local time) in Washington, according to multiple reports

Elder Giuliani and other Trump campaign lawyers spoke without a mask from an indoor podium to an audience of dozens

During the press conference, Mr. Giuliani berated reporters for casting doubt on their claims and cited an affidavit from Michigan already rejected by a judge

They also argued a debunked conspiracy theory that Venezuela could have hacked election results using machines used by local authorities

“I know the crimes I can smell them,” said M Giuliani as streaks of sweat and what appeared to be hair dye trickled down the sides of his face

“You don’t have to feel this one I can prove it to you in 18 different ways”

Several White House staff have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, while six members of Congress have tested positive this week

At least four other people working at the White House, in addition to Andrew Giuliani, have contracted the disease in recent days, The New York Times reported on Friday.

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