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Donald Trump has been taken to hospital after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The US President is en route to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

He will remain at the military hospital for a “few days” on the advice of doctors.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president, 74, "remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day."

She added: "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.

"President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady."

Trump confirmed he had tested positive along with First Lady Melania Trump in a tweet this morning, October 2.

Hope Hicks, one of Trump's closest aides, earlier announced she had the virus.

The President has been treated with a “cocktail” of antibodies produced by Regeneron, his doctor announced.

He has also been given zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.

Unidentified sources told NBC that Trump also has a low-grade fever.

Coronavirus has killed more team 207,000 people in the US, and Trump has been widely criticised for his administration’s handling of the crisis.

He has repeatedly criticised Democrat Joe Biden for wearing face masks, pondered whether disinfectant could be used to treat the disease, and claimed this month that “we're rounding the final turn” in the fight against Covid-19.

Trump also told legendary Watergate journalist Bob Woodward back in March: "I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."

  • Donald Trump
  • Coronavirus

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