The eldest son of US President Donald Trump has been infected with the novel corona virus.
Donald Trump Jr. had tested positive for the pathogen earlier this week, his spokesman said on Friday (local time).
As soon as the 42-year-old received the test result, he went into quarantine.
The president's son had no symptoms of Covid 19, stressed his spokesman.
Donald Trump Jr. had, among other things, actively participated in his father's fight for a second term with sharply right-wing, provocative messages in online networks.
After the victory of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the November 3rd election, Trump Jr. made a name for himself with a tweet in which he declared that his father should go to "all-out war" in the fight against alleged electoral fraud.
In early October, President Donald Trump was found to be infected with the novel corona virus.
The president received hospital treatment for this.
After Trump's infection, a few more infections were reported from his environment, including from Minister of Construction Ben Carson, Presidential Advisor David Bossie and the White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
However, Trump repeatedly downplays the extent of the pandemic.
After his recovery, he called on the population to “not be afraid” of Corona and not to let the virus “dominate” them.
The US is the hardest hit country in the world by the pandemic.
More than 253,000 people in the United States have already died as a result of corona infection.
The number of confirmed cases of infection is also the highest in the world at more than 11.8 million.