Trump says he will test for Covid-19 before next presidential debate

US President Donald Trump declined to say when he last tested negative before the previous debate held on Sept 29.
US President Donald Trump declined to say when he last tested negative before the previous debate held on Sept 29.PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOENIX (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday (Oct 19) he would test for the coronavirus before the next presidential debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden this week.

"Sure I would have no problem with that," Trump told reporters when he was asked whether he would be tested before Thursday's debate in Nashville.

Trump announced on Oct 2 that he had tested positive for Covid-19, and has declined to say when he last tested negative before the previous debate held on Sept 29.