Donald Trump flown to hospital following Coronavirus diagnosis
Donald Trump flown to hospital following Coronavirus diagnosis

Donald Trump flown to hospital following Coronavirus diagnosis

American President Donald Trump was flown by helicopter to hospital early this morning following his diagnosis of Coronavirus.

Trump Tweeted as he left the White House to the Walter Reed military hospital by helicopter.

As he left, he gave reporters a thumbs up. He was also wearing a mask.

A White House statement 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.”

Mr Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

Reuters quoted a source saying Trump was suffering from a mild fever and fatigue.

Trump and First Lady contract Coronavirus

Earlier yesterday, it was confirmed that Trump and First Lady Melania had caught the virus.

At 74-years-old, Trump is considered to be at high-risk for Coronavirus.

Trump broke the news via his Twitter page to his 86 million followers.

 

One of his closest advisers, Hope Hicks, tested positive for Coronavirus recently. And she travelled with him on Air Force One for the first of the presidential TV debates on Tuesday.

It was notable that many of Trump’s family members weren’t wearing masks at the debate.

Trump himself has often refused to wear a mask and not socially distanced with aides or during official presidential work.

Mr Trump’s Doctor released a statement confirming saying they were “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence”.

 

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