Trump moved to military hospital after contracting COVID-19

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New York: US President Donald Trump is being moved to the nation’s premier military hospital in Washington from where he will be working for the next few days, according to his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany.

“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 (hospital) for the next few days,” she said.

Trump, who is 74 and overweight at 110 kg, has two high-risk factors for the coronavirus, with which he was diagnosed on Thursday.

McEnany said that “President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

As per Conley, Trump was given an 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail as a precautionary measure.

He further said that the First Lady had a mild cough and headache and the rest of the family was doing well and had tested negative for the virus.

Earlier on Friday, Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien had informed that all previously scheduled campaign events of the President will temporarily be postponed or moved to a virtual format.

A helicopter arrived at the White House to transport him to the hospital.

Presidents usually are treated at the Walter Reed medical facility, which has provisions for providing them with the communications needs.

The hospital is usually the first stop for military personnel wounded in wars abroad.

By Arul Louis