Donald Trump To Travel To Military Hospital After Testing Positive For Covid-19
He will be moved to the Walter Reed medical centre in Maryland out of 'an abundance of caution' and work from there 'for the next few days'.
A statement from the White House read: "President Trump remains in good spirts, 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."
Jonathan Lemire, a reporter for Associated Press, tweeted a picture of the Marine One helicopter on the White House lawn, which he said was ready to take President Trump to Walter Reed. According to the Guardian, he is yet to arrive there.
Marine One has arrived on the White House South Lawn to take President Trump to Water Reed Medical Center where is expected to remain for multiple days after COVID-19 diagnosis pic.twitter.com/qOip61lrkP- Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 2, 2020
President Trump's physician Dr Sean Conley said earlier today (2 October) that he 'remains fatigued but in good spirits' while the First Lady Melania is only experiencing 'a mild cough and headache'.
Dr Conley added that Trump 'as a precautionary measure received an 8g dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail' to speed his recovery, along with zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and aspirin.
Trump announced that he and his wife had tested positive for Covid-19 at around 1am (EST) this morning (6am UK time).
He tweeted: "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"
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The couple had been self-isolating after Trump's aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus.
Hicks had travelled with President Trump to several campaign events, including Tuesday's presidential debate. She began to feel unwell following a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday (30 September) before testing positive for the virus, Bloomberg reports.
Trump tweeted at the time: "Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!"
During Tuesday night's debate against Joe Biden, Trump was not wearing a face mask.
When asked by moderator Chris Wallace why he didn't wear one, Trump said he would only wear one 'when needed'.
He said: "I think that masks are OK. You have to understand, if you look - I mean, I have a mask right here. I put a mask on, you know, when I think I need it. I wear masks when needed. When needed, I wear masks.
"I don't have - I don't wear masks like him [Biden]. Every time you see him, he's got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from them and he shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen."
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Topics: US News
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