US stock futures sink as much as 2% after gets COVID-19

US stock futures sink as much as 2% as the Dow plunges more than 350 points and global equities drop after President catches COVID-19 US stock index futures sank as much as 2 percent on Friday  The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost 1.3%, S&P 500 futures fell 1.4% and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 1.9% The US stock index futures dropped immediately after tweeted news of his positive COVID-19 test results on Thursday evening  Global equities also dropped following the news, sparking fresh political chaos Europe's bourses dropped sharply at the open before clawing back ground Japan's Nikkei closed down 0.7% and Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX 200 slipped 1.4%

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:16 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 13:16 BST, 2 October 2020

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US stock index futures sank as much as 2 percent on Friday as the Dow plunged more than 350 points after President Donald  said he and first lady Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost 356 points, or 1.3 percent, which pointed to a possible opening loss of more than 300 points when Wall Street opens later on Friday morning. 

S&P 500 futures fell 1.4 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 1.9 percent. 

The US stock index futures dropped immediately after tweeted news of his positive COVID-19 test results on Thursday evening after Wall Street had closed.    

His tweet came just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with several times this week.  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost 356 points, or 1.3 percent, which pointed to a possible opening loss of more than 300 points when Wall Street opens later on Friday morning

The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost 356 points, or 1.3 percent, which pointed to a possible opening loss of more than 300 points when Wall Street opens later on Friday morning

The heightened turmoil sent US futures sinking as investors nervously awaited Wall Street's reopening.   

The positive test reading for the leader of the world's largest economy heaps uncertainty onto a growing pile of unknowns investors are grappling with, first among them how it might affect the November 3 election and American policies on trade, tariffs and many other issues beyond then. 

Global equities also dropped following the news,

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