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Trump moved to Walter Reed Military Hospital for Covid treatment

President Donald Trump was admitted to Washington’s Walter Reed Military Hospital on Friday “out of an abundance of caution” after he tested positive for the coronavirus a day before knocking him off the campaign trail a month before the US election.   

“President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed (hospital) for the next few days,” his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said on Friday evening. 

Trump’s wife, Melania, who also tested positive for the coronavirus is staying on at the White House. 

Trump appeared fit enough to walk unaided to the helicopter that took him to the Walter Reed medical centre where presidents usually are treated and has facilities for them to continue working. 

Trump’s campaign plans have been cancelled for the coming days, Campaign Senior Adviser Corey Lewandowski told CBS News. 

President Trump praised the staff at Walter Reed medical center on Twitter, calling them “AMAZING!!!” 

Trump said he is feeling well thanks to their help.  

However various media reports have quoted a source familiar with the President’s health that “the President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery.” 

The president was starting a course of therapeutic drug remdesivir and had received an eight-gram dose of an experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail. 

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