US President Donald Trump’s personal doctor has released a statement after the 74-year-old and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19.
In a memorandum for White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday, Physician to the President Sean Conley said he had “permission” to release the following information.
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“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” he said.
“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.
Trump turned 74 in June.
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention states older adults are at highest risk of Covid-19.
Eight out of 10 Covid-19 deaths reported in the US have been in adults aged 65 and above.
The first presidential debate was held on Tuesday between Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio.