Donald Trump says he will leave hospital on Monday night and tells his followers ‘don’t be afraid of Covid’

US President Donald Trump has announced he will leave the Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday night (6.30pm US time), writing on Twitter that the country has no reason to fear Covid-19 and adding: ‘Don't let it dominate your life’.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 8:16 pm
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 8:32 pm

It comes as the death toll in the US from Covid-19 approached 210,000 – and just hours after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced she has tested positive for coronavirus.

Trump, 74, was taken to hospital on Friday amid reports he had developed fatigue symptoms and was having trouble breathing.

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In his tweet, Trump said: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.

“We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

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US President Donald Trump tweeted to say he is leaving hospital, where he was being treated for Covid-19.
US President Donald Trump tweeted to say he is leaving hospital, where he was being treated for Covid-19.

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