President Trump now joins the growing list of virus-infected world leaders

Virus Outbreak Trump Other Leaders
Jair Bolsonaro
Juan Orlando Hernandez, Ana Garcia Carias
Posted at 5:17 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 05:17:17-04

JOHANNESBURG - President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected.

Trump is 74, putting him at higher risk of serious complications.

Among other leaders who have been infected is British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spent several days in intensive care.

Several leaders in the Americas and elsewhere also have tested positive.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro used his illness to extol the untested malaria drug he had been promoting as a treatment.

The Honduras president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, did similar with an experimental combination. He was briefly hospitalized and released in July.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said he tested positive for the virus in September.

Click here to read more about what is next for President Trump now that he has tested positive.