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    First lady Melania Trump revealed in a statement Wednesday that her 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19.

    In the statement, Melania revealed that her son initially tested negative following her and US President Donald Trump's positive diagnoses. However, following multiple tests, Barron eventually tested positive.

    "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," Melania explains.

    She also adds that Barron is a "strong teenager" and "exhibited no symptoms."

    While talking to reporters Wednesday, Trump said his son was "fine" when asked about his son's diagnosis. He also revealed that Barron is currently testing negative for the novel coronavirus.

    Melania also recalls her experience with COVID-19 in the statement noting that her "diagnosis came with minimal symptoms" that included a cough, body aches, headaches and fatigue.

    "I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food. We had wonderful caretakers around us and we will be forever grateful for the medical care and professional discretion we received from Dr. Conley and his team," the first lady noted.

    Melania also notes that she hopes to resume her duties soon.

    "I want people to know that I understand just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did. If you are sick, or if you have a loved one who is sick—I am thinking of you and will be thinking of you every day. I pray for our country and I pray for everyone who is grappling with COVID-19 and any other illnesses or challenges," she added.

    Trump on October 2 revealed that both he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after his positive diagnosis, Trump was admitted to the Walter Reed Medical Center. He was discharged from the hospital three days later.

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