Donald Trump back in White House after 4-day stay in hospital
Washington : The US President Donald Trump has returned to White House on Monday night after spending 4 days in an Army hospital where he received treatment for the novel coronavirus.
77-year-old US President looked fit and proved his fitness by climbing South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence. He then waived to the reporters.
The president, after taking off his mask, stood up in the portico facing South Lawns for a few minutes and saluted Marine One.
Earlier, he left the hospital facility after doctors announced that he was fit enough to return to his house.
"Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls," Trump said in a tweet moments before leaving Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC.
His former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president was strong and upbeat. “He’s a fighter and will not quit battling this virus or surrender to the liberal mob and forces out to destroy our country,” Sanders said in a tweet.
Donald Trump, who was diagnosed with coronavirus a couple of days back, took remdesivir drug to treat COVID-19 infection.
"Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve. He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria. He has received another dose of remdesivir you’re here today, and then we plan to get him home,” he said. “It’s been more than 72 hours since his last fever. Oxygen levels, including ambulatory saturations and his work of breathing or all normal though. He may not entirely be out of the woods, yet the team and I agree that all our evaluations and most importantly, his clinical status support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24 seven," Dr Conley said.Dr Sean Dooley, a pulmonary critical care physician, told reporters that the president continues to do very well.