By Mukwuzi Joseph
US President Trump on Friday was being taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, after contracting COVID-19. Trump is expected to remain at the hospital “for the next few days,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
Donald Trump “remains fatigued” but is in “good spirits” after contracting coronavirus, his doctor has said.
The President has been injected with an experimental antibody cocktail of drugs, as well as taking vitamins and an aspirin.
He and his wife Melania are self-isolating after they tested positive for COVID-19, just one month before the US election.
His physician, Dr Sean P Conley, said the president had a single 8g dose of a Regeneron cocktail which he completed “without incident”.
He has also been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine (which decreases stomach acid production), melatonin (a natural hormone that can help with sleep) and a daily aspirin.
Dr Conley added: “He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regards to next best steps.”