President Trump flown to hospital after Covid-19 positive test
US President Donald Trump has contracted coronavirus and has been flown to hospital.
The White House reported that the President was “fatigued but in good spirits” and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
He was earlier treated with an experimental drug cocktail injection after his test reports came positive.
Mr. Trump walked out across the White House lawn on Friday to his helicopter, Marine One, to fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington DC suburbs.
Wearing a mask and suit, he waved and gave a thumbs-up to his reporters.
He posted a video on Twitter and tweeted, “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.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
His children Ivanka and Eric retweeted his post and called him a “warrior”. Ms. Trump added: “I love you, dad.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany 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.”
According to BBC’s US partner, Mr. Trump’s symptoms include a low-grade fever.
White House communications director Alyssa Farah said the president had not transferred his powers to Vice-President Mike Pence.
“The president is in charge,” she said.
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