Alyssa Milano reacted to the news President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania contracted COVID-19. In a tweet, Milano said she wouldn’t “wish this virus on my worst enemy.”
“As someone who has had #COVID19 and still suffers from post-covid syndrome, I can honestly say with all that I am that I wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy,” she wrote. She also urged followers, “Please wear a mask.”
Milano contracted the virus in March and was sick for six weeks. She told the Times Herald that she is still not back to full health.
“It comes in stages and it affects different parts of the body at different times,” she said. “Like, first it was my stomach and then I started to feel better a little bit. And then it was my chest. And then I started to feel better a little bit.”
Following the tweet, Milano then retweet a link supporting Joe Biden as the presidential nominee. The tweet read, “Joe Biden has a well thought out plan for leadership during Covid.”
Donald Trump announced his COVID-19 diagnosis on Oct. 1
President Trump announced his and Melania diagnosis before on Thursday in a tweet. He wrote, “Tonight, FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The couple’s diagnosis comes after one of President Trump’s close advisors Hope Hicks contracted the virus. According to The Hill, Hicks had close contact with Trump’s inner circle and interacted with the two prior to their diagnosis.
According to The New York Times, the president’s physician said the coupler were both doing “well.” He didn’t say if the president or first lady were suffering from any coronavirus symptoms.
“The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” the physician, Sean P. Conley, said in the statement. “Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”
It’s unclear how long the president and first lady will be in quarantine.
So far, 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-18. More than 7 million in the U.S. have been infected, Johns Hopkins University reports. In addition, the worldwide coronavirus death toll has topped 1 million.