|Donald Trump Jr. / Reuters|
US President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been quarantining without symptoms, his spokesman said Friday.
"Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result," the spokesman added.
"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines."
The positive test for Trump Jr., 42, follows infections for a list of others connected to the White House, including his father, the president's wife Melania and Trump's youngest son Barron.
Earlier Friday, Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, announced he had also tested positive.
Trump's administration has been heavily criticized for its response to the pandemic, while the president himself has repeatedly downplayed the danger of the coronavirus.
Current US numbers ― more than a quarter of a million deaths have been reported ― have alarmed authorities enough to advise that people stay home for next week's Thanksgiving holiday, when Americans usually travel to be with their families.
There was however a new sign of hope Friday after US biotech giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech sought approval to roll out their coronavirus vaccine. (AFP)