Joe Biden and wife Dr Jill Biden test negative for coronavirus hours after Trump diagnosis

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Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden have both tested negative for Covid-19, hours after President Donald Trump revealed he had tested positive for the disease.

The Democratic presidential nominee tweeted: "I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID.

"Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands."

It comes after fears that Mr Biden, 78, had been exposed to coronavirus during Tuesday's chaotic presidential debate in Cleveland.

In a tweet on Mr Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the disease, throwing the election campaign into fresh chaos.

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