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COVID-19: Trump Hospitalised At Walter Reed Medical Center After Showing Symptoms

United States President Donald Trump has been hospitalised at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, earlier on Friday.

In a statement, the White House said Trump will remain at the hospital for “the next few days.”

It noted that the move was “out of an abundance of caution” and as recommended by his doctors.

The statement said the president “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,” the White House said.

“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”

US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, as he heads to Walter Reed Military Medical Center (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

According to CNN, a person familiar with the matter said Trump has had a fever since Friday morning, though the fever remains consistent with the White House’s description of “mild symptoms.”

Earlier in the afternoon, Trump’s physician wrote in a memo that he “remains fatigued but in good spirits.”

He disclosed that Trump had been administered a Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail and has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.

The president disclosed early Friday that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19.

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