President Donald Trump said he felt “ very good ” and would later leave a military hospital on Monday where he is being treated for COVID-19, despite a spate of infections that hit his White House four weeks earlier. . American elections.
Trump, who announced on Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington the same day, said he would leave the facility at 6:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 PM GMT).
“I am leaving the large Walter Reed Medical Center at 6.30pm today. I feel really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let him rule your life. We have developed very good medicines and knowledge under the Trump administration. I feel better than 20 years ago! he said on Twitter.
Trump, 74, had a high fever and was given supplemental oxygen after his blood oxygen levels dropped on Friday, according to his White House physician Dr Sean P. Conley. Doctors treated him with a steroid, dexmethasone, which is normally only used in the most severe cases.
Conley will provide an update on the status of the Republican president at 3 p.m. EDT (19:00 GMT), a White House official said.
Trump was reluctant to go to the hospital last week and is eager to be fired, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.