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First lady: Barron Trump tested positive for COVID, no symptoms

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President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron participate in the pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Day Turkey, Photo Date: 11/21/2017

WASHINGTON (AP) Melania Trump says her 14-year-old son, Barron, has tested positive for the coronavirus but has no symptoms.

The White House initially said he had tested negative, after both of his parents tested positive earlier this month.

The first lady said Wednesday that subsequent testing showed Barron had also come down with COVID-19.

"Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think 'what about tomorrow or the next day?'. My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative," First Lady Melania Trump said in a post on the White House website.

According to the First Lady, Barron has since tested negative.

Read the full post here.

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