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COVID-19: Trump to be taken to hospital


President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday, is leaving the White House for Walter Reed Military Medical Centre, it was revealed Friday evening.

He will remain there for a few days where the White House said he will be working while he undergoes tests.

Trump has been treated for COVID-19 with a ‘cocktail’ of antibodies produced by Regeneron, the White House Physician had earlier announced on Friday.


He disclosed that the President was ‘fatigued’ but otherwise in good spirits, as is First Lady Melania Trump.

“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

He added, “Out of 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,’ McEnany added.

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Trump and Melania announced that they had tested positive in the early hours of Friday morning, hours after he returned from a campaign fundraiser at his New Jersey golf club.

On Friday afternoon, Trump’s doctor released a statement saying he had been ‘infused’ with the antibodies – which are known to help COVID patients recover faster ‘without incident’. He has also been given zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.

Shares of Regeneron spiked in after-hours trading once the announcement had been made

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