News has just broken that Donald Trump has been taken to hospital after being tested positive for COVID 19 in the past 24 hours.
Trump was showing “mild symptoms” on Thursday but is in good hands. He is said to be on a cocktail of drugs as a “precautionary measure”, the White House said, and was feeling “fatigued but in good spirits”.
He was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.
A White House spokesperson said in a statement: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.
“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady.”