Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for Covid-19

Kimberly Guilfoyle (left) was isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test. (Facebook pic/Kimberly Guilfoyle)

WASHINGTON: The girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, US media reported Friday.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, had travelled to South Dakota to see the US president’s Fourth of July speech and celebration fireworks at Mount Rushmore.

Guilfoyle, 51, was immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president, the New York Times reported.

In a statement to the newspaper, Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump campaign’s finance committee, said: “She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic.”

He added: “As a precaution (she) will cancel all upcoming events. Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is cancelling all public events.”

Guilfoyle is the third person close to the US president to return a positive Covid-19 test, US media reported.

Others include Trump’s personal valet and the US vice-president’s press secretary.

The pandemic has claimed nearly 130,000 American lives and a recent resurgence “puts the entire country at risk”, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said.