Donald Trump's son Barron tested positive for coronavirus, says Melania Trump

Barron Trump tested positive for COVID-19 but has since tested negative, says First Lady Melania Trump.

Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

Barron Trump was tested positive for the coronavirus but has no symptoms, as the First Lady Melania Trump said. Source: Polaris Images POOL

President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son, Barron, has tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms, after both of his parents contracted the virus, says first lady Melania Trump.

"Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms," Melania Trump said in a statement. She said she and Barron had since tested negative for the virus.

Melania Trump said her symptoms were "minimal" and that she hoped to resume her duties as first lady "as soon as I can."

"I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time," she said.

"I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food," Melania Trump said.

Donald Trump spent three nights in a military hospital after announcing on 2 October that he and Melania had tested positive.

To treat the virus, he received an experimental dual antibody therapy developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral remdesivir, as well as the steroid dexamethasone.

"In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together," Melania Trump said.

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Published 15 October 2020 at 8:45am
Source: Reuters, SBS