Trump flown to military hospital after contracting COVID-19

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump was hospitalized Friday and given an experimental Covid-19 treatment after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

After having not been seen in public since his shock announcement that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, the president walked out of the White House Friday evening, wearing a mask, and flew by helicopter to the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington.

Earlier on Friday (local time), Trump was reported to be “fatigued” after contracting the infection.

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White House physician Sean Conley in an official note had said: “As of this (Friday) afternoon the President remains fatigued but in good spirits. He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in regards to next best steps.”

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.

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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.

This came after the President and the First Lady on Thursday night announced that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

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