Rudy Giuliani was admitted to a Washington hospital on Sunday after he tested positive for Covid-19, a person familiar with his condition said.
Rudy Giuliani, who is leading President Trump’s campaign to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, was admitted to a Washington hospital on Sunday after he tested positive for Covid-19, a person familiar with his condition said.
- Trump on Twitter said Giuliani had tested positive for the coronavirus.
- Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
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The man said 76-year-old Mr Rudy Giuliani was admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center. The severity of his condition is not clear. Earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump on Twitter said Giuliani had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The president’s lawyer, Mr Giuliani has attended trials in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Georgia and is travelling on behalf of the president’s unprecedented drive to reverse his election loss.
Two Republican state senators in Pennsylvania who attended a Nov. 25 meeting with Giuliani said they had tested positive. Giuliani did not wear a mask at that trial.
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Jenna Ellis, the legal adviser to the Trump campaign, who worked closely with Giuliani, tweeted that the work of the legal committee was “not affected, we press on.”
Mr Giuliani’s son, Andrew, tweeted on Sunday evening that his father was “resting, very caring and well.”
Attempts to overturn the election result have suffered dozens of court losses. There is no evidence of widespread vote-rigging.
Mr Giuliani has appeared to many people with Covid-19 in recent months. He attended the President’s debate preparations in late September, after which several advisers and the President tested positive. Mr Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
Earlier this month, Mr Giuliani’s communications director Christiane Allen tested positive for the virus, she said. Ms Allen did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Giuliani’s condition.
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Mr Giuliani said in October that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine would be taken as a preventative measure. The Food and Drug Administration revoked emergency approval for the drug in June for safety reasons.
Public health officials say there is no scientific evidence to support the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent Covid-19.
Writing on Twitter on Sunday, Mr Trump said Mr Giuliani was “working tirelessly” on the legal challenges to the election results. “Get well soon Rudy, we’ll move on!” The President wrote.