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Trump very properly and fever-free, physician says


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US President Donald Trump is “very properly” after spending his first night time in a hospital the place he’s being handled after testing optimistic for coronavirus.

His private physician Sean Conley stated he was not receiving supplemental oxygen and had been fever-free for twenty-four hours.

Dr Conley was “cautiously optimistic” concerning the president’s situation however stated he couldn’t give a timetable for his discharge from hospital.

In precisely one month, Mr Trump faces Joe Biden within the presidential election.

The analysis, made public in a tweet on Friday, has upended his marketing campaign and in addition solid doubt on his try and get a brand new Supreme Courtroom choose confirmed earlier than polling day.

Chatting with reporters, Dr Conley refused to say whether or not the president had ever been on oxygen regardless of being repeatedly questioned. He additionally stated the staff had been “72 hours” into the optimistic analysis, which – if confirmed – would recommend the president attended an occasion on Thursday night time realizing he was contaminated.

The president, being 74, a person and somebody categorised as overweight, is in a higher-risk class for Covid-19. He has up to now been handled with an experimental drug cocktail injection and the antiviral treatment remdesivir.

First Girl Melania Trump, who has additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19, was “doing nice”, Dr Conley stated.

The listing of different folks to have examined optimistic round Mr Trump embody shut aide Hope Hicks – believed to be the primary to indicate signs – marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien and former White Home counsellor Kellyanne Conway. Republican Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis have additionally examined optimistic.

Mr Trump stays in cost. Vice-President Mike Pence, to whom below the structure the president would switch energy quickly ought to he turn out to be too unwell to hold out his duties, examined unfavorable.

How did the president look on Friday?

Carrying a masks and go well with, Mr Trump walked out throughout the White Home garden on Friday at 18:15 (22:15 GMT) to his helicopter, Marine One, for the quick flight to Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Middle near Washington DC.

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Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Middle

He waved and gave a thumbs-up to reporters however stated nothing earlier than boarding the plane.

In an 18-second video posted to Twitter, Mr Trump stated: “I believe I am doing very properly. However we will make it possible for issues work out. The primary girl is doing very properly. So thanks very a lot.”

The president’s kids, Ivanka and Eric, retweeted his publish, praising him as a “warrior”. Ms Trump added: “I really like you dad.”

Donald Jr stated his father was “clearly taking it very severely”.

Mr Trump was admitted to the presidential suite at Walter Reed, which is the place US presidents often have their annual check-up. Shortly earlier than midnight, he tweeted once more: “Going properly, I believe! Thanks to all. LOVE!!!”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hung out in intensive care with the virus in April, stated he had little question Mr Trump would make a “very robust restoration”.

Covid cluster on the coronary heart of presidency

Evaluation by Peter Bowes, BBC North America correspondent

This can be a disaster that’s escalating by the hour.

With the information that one other member of Trump’s inside circle, Kellyanne Conway, has examined optimistic, together with two Republican senators, there’s a rising realisation {that a} Covid cluster has penetrated the guts of US authorities.

Like Ms Conway, Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina attended the White Home occasion the place the president introduced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Courtroom.

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic chief within the Senate, stated it will be “irresponsible and harmful” to maneuver ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s affirmation hearings.

It will be one other large blow to the president if the proceedings had been delayed, though Senate chief Mitch McConnell has stated they are going to proceed with expanded use of distant hearings.

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A minimum of seven individuals who had been on the White Home occasion for Amy Coney Barrett have reportedly examined optimistic