Donald Trump flown to hospital for Covid-19 treatment

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The United States President who has recently tested positive for coronavirus has been flown to Walter Reed Medical Center.

Reports from the White House said the president was “fatigued but in good spirits and was taken to hospital as a precaution.”

Mr Trump received an experimental drug cocktail injection at the White House after he and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for Covid-19.

It is a potential setback as he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden a month before the presidential election.

In a video posted to Twitter, Mr Trump said, “I think I’m doing very well. But we’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much.”

The president’s children, Ivanka and Eric, retweeted his post, praising him as a “warrior”.

Mr Trump was admitted to the presidential suite at Walter Reed, which is where US presidents usually have their annual check-up.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement: “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,” she added.

“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady,” she concluded

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