President Donald Trump is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for Covid-19 and has started receiving antiviral medication, his doctor announced on Friday evening. In a note shared by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, White House Physician, Navy Commander. Dr Sean Conley wrote that Trump is doing “very well”.
Conely Also wrote “This evening I’m happy to report that the President is doing very well. He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists, we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy” and”He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.
The news comes after a chaotic day marked by Trump’s announcement early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, followed by sudden news on Friday afternoon. They were with Walter Reed on Conley’s recommendation.
Leaving the White House residence at 6:16 p.m. ET for his first public appearance since announcing 16 hours earlier that he had tested positive for coronavirus, Trump went to his waiting helicopter and showed no signs of significant disease exterior.
Trump landed at the hospital a short time later, saluting his military aides before climbing into his limousine for a brief ride to the hospital’s main building. His hand could be seen waving as he sped past assembled media.
“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well. We’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much, I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you,” he said.