Statement from Trump’s doctor on president’s infection and condition
President Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife, Melania, had both tested positive for the coronavirus. Following is a text of a statement from Sean Conley, the president’s physician:
“I release the following information with the permission of President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“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.
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”
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