Donald Trump "doing very well" but will spend a number of days in hospital after positive Covid test 2 months ago

Donald Trump "doing very well" but will spend a number of days in hospital after positive Covid test

Trump is being treated with remdesivir and is currently resting in hospital, his doctor said.

President Donald Trump has said he is "doing very well" after he tested positive for Covid-19.

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Trump was transferred to the Walter Reed military medical centre outside Washingtonon Friday evening after feeling "fatigue" following his Covid diagnosis.

The president walked out of the White House, wearing a mask, and flew by Marine One helicopter to the hospital just a few kilometres away from the White House.

In a short video message tweeted shortly after arriving at the hospital, Trump declared that he is "doing very well" and indicated that he was only visiting the hospital as a precaution.

“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said in the video, which was recorded in the White House.

“The first lady is doing very, so thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it,” he added.

Trump is being treated with remdesivir and is currently resting in hospital, his doctor said.

“This evening I am happy to report that the president is doing very well,” Sean P Conley said in a statement released by the White House.

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“He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.”

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Friday: "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."