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Trump given dose of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 infection

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Donald Trump has been given a dose of Remdesivir to treat his coronavirus infection, the US President’s personal doctor said.

Donald Trump has been given a dose of Remdesivir to treat his coronavirus infection, the US President's personal doctor said.

Dr Sean P Conley said in a statement this afternoon Mr Trump is doing very well and does not require any extra oxygen.

https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1312234451657805824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

However, he said after consulting with specialists from Water Reed and Johns Hopkins University it was decided to initiative Remdesivir therapy.

"He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably," Dr Conley said in a statement released by the White House press secretary.

Mr Trump seemingly confirmed Dr Conley's statement by tweeting from within the hospital.

President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.

"Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!" he tweeted.

So far, Trump has had only mild symptoms, including fatigue.

Mr Trump was taken to Washington hospital this morning for treatment after testing positive to COVID-19 yesterday.

First Lady, Melania, has also tested positive but has not required hospitalisation.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/donald-trump-remdesivir-trump-given-dose-of-antiviral-to-treat-covid19-infection/f075e645-b673-41b7-a9ef-038f922b9152

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