Trump goes to military hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

United States President Donald Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington after showing some symptoms of the coronavirus disease.

On early Friday morning, Trump announced that he had contracted the virus alongside his wife, Melania.
“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,”  Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said.
“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.”
Trump has also posted a video message on Twitter, his first since testing positive for the disease.
In the video he said: “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital.
“I think I’m doing very well but we’re going to make sure that things work out, the First Lady is doing very well, so thank you very much I appreciate it I will never forget it.”
A source has told the Reuters news agency that Trump is suffering with a mild fever.
It comes after his doctor said the president “remains fatigued” but is in “good spirits”.
The president has been injected with an experimental antibody cocktail of drugs, as well as taking vitamins and an aspirin.
His physician, Dr Sean P Conley, said the president had a single 8g dose of a Regeneron cocktail which he completed “without incident”.
He has also been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine (which decreases stomach acid production), melatonin (a natural hormone that can help with sleep) and a daily aspirin.
The president had a low-grade fever, according to three people familiar with his condition, reported NBC News.
Dr Conley said: “He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regards to next best steps.”
The medic went on: “Melania Trump remains well with only a mild cough and headache. The remainder of the first family are well and tested negative for coronavirus.”
His election rival Joe Biden, who took part in a televised debate with the president earlier this week, confirmed he has tested negative for the virus, along with his wife Jill.

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