White House physician: Trump can return to public engagements this weekend

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 9th, 2020 9:25 am

Last Updated Oct 10th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

President Trump will be able to return to public engagements starting this weekend, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley announced on Thursday.

Conley said that he anticipates Trump will be able to return to his normal schedule by Saturday and said that the president has responded "extremely well to treatment."

"Today the President has completed his course of therapy for COVID-19 as prescribed by his team of physicans," Conley said in his memo. "...Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday's diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President's safe return to public engagements at that time."

Trump announced last week that both he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. He was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center last Friday, but returned to the White House on Monday.

Other White House staff that have since tested positive for the coronavirus include Trump adviser Stephen Miller, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser Hope Hicks, Director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna, and Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.


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