President Trump Taken To Military Hospital After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

In less than 24hours after testing positive for coronavirus, US President Donald Trump has been taken to hospital las a precautionary measure.

Mr Trump disclosed on Thursday that both the First Lady and himself have began an isolation process after exhibiting “mild symptoms” of Covid-19 late Wednesday.

Although he felt fatigued, it was revealed by the White House that he was in high spirits. He also received a cocktail of drugs as a “precautionary measure”.

He was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.

A White House spokesperson said in a statement: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.

“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady.”

Walter Reed, in the Washington DC suburbs, is one of America’s largest and most renowned military medical centres. It is where US presidents usually go there for annual check-up.

Mr Trump’s physician Sean Conley said in a statement earlier on Friday that the president had “as a precautionary measure received an 8g dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail”, which is administered to help reduce virus levels and speed recovery.

He was also taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and aspirin, Dr Conley said.

“As of this afternoon he remains fatigued but in good spirits,” he added. The first lady was “well with only a mild cough and headache”

The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Source: BBC