The president of the United States, Donald Trump, expressed himself today confident that “he will soon be back” and said he felt better than yesterday, Friday, prior to being admitted to the Walter Reed military medical center in Washington, DC for his diagnosis of COVID-19.
“I came here (yesterday), I was not feeling very well. Now I feel much better, we are working hard to bring me back fully. I have to be back because we still have to make America Great Again. We have done a great job, but we still have steps to take and we have to finish the job, ”the president said in a four-minute recorded message posted on Twitter.
“I think I’ll be back soon and hope that we can complete the campaign the way it started,” he added.RELATED
Trump, who announced his contagion with the coronavirus in the early hours of Friday, thanked the hospital’s team of health professionals and the support he has received in recent days from political leaders.
“I am fighting for millions of people around the world, not just in the United States. We will defeat the coronavirus or whatever they want to call it, “he said.
Earlier, the official White House doctor, Sean Conley, said that Trump has responded “very well” to treatment against COVID-19 and that he was in “exceptionally good” spirits.
However, a statement delivered to journalists assigned to the White House by a source familiar with Trump’s health said that “the president’s vital signs over the past 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of your medical care ”.
Conley, for his part, confirmed that the president had a fever from Thursday night until Friday morning and has had a mild cough, congestion and fatigue.
With information from our correspondent José A. Delgado.
United States – Donald Trump: The US president announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, as did first lady Melania Trump.
England – Boris Johnson: The Prime Minister was the first major leader to confirm he had COVID-19.
Brazil – Jair Bolsonaro: The president of Brazil announced his illness in July and used it to publicly praise hydroxychloroquine, an untested anti-malaria drug for COVID-19 that he had touted as an effective treatment, and that he himself was taking.
Honduras – Juan Orlando Hernández: The president of Honduras communicated his positive in June, along with two other people who worked closely with him. Hernández said he had started what he called the “MAIZ treatment,” an experimental and unproven combination of microdacin, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc.
Guatemala – Alejandro Giammattei: The president of Guatemala announced his positive in September. “My symptoms are very mild, so far I have body pain, it hurt more yesterday than today, like a good flu, my back hurts,” he explained during a televised speech. “I don’t have a fever, I have a little cough,” he added, explaining that he will work from home.
Dominican Republic – Luis Abinader: The newly elected president of the Dominican Republic contracted COVID-19 and recovered during the campaign. He spent weeks in isolation before the general elections in July.
Albert II of Monaco: The Palace of Monaco said in March that the monarch of the small Mediterranean principality had tested positive for the virus but that his condition was not worrisome. He was the first head of state to publicly announce his illness.
Iran – Eshaq Jahangiri: Iran, the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has seen several of its top officials catch it, including Vice Presidents Eshaq Jahangiri (right) and Massoumeh Ebtekar. Several members of the cabinet also tested positive.
Bolivia – Jeanine Áñez – Bolivia’s interim president tested positive last month.
Iran – Massoumeh Ebtekar: Iran, the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has seen several of its top officials catch it, including Vice Presidents Eshaq Jahangiri and Massoumeh Ebtekar (pictured). Several members of the cabinet also tested positive.
India – Suresh Angadi: The death of the head of the Department of Railways last week was the first of a federal minister due to the coronavirus.
India – M. Venkaiah Naidu: The 71-year-old vice president recently tested positive but his office said he had no symptoms and was isolated at home.
India – Amit Shah: The Home Minister, the second most powerful in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, was hospitalized for COVID-19 last month and has recovered.
Israel – Yaakov Litzman: The then Health Minister Litzman contracted the coronavirus in April and recovered. Litzman is a leader of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community, which has registered a high level of infections as many of its members defied restrictions on religious gatherings.
Israel – Rafi Peretz: The minister for Jerusalem tested positive in the summer, during a spike in cases across the country, and he’s now recovered.
Belarus – Alexander Lukashenki: The President of Belarus, who downplayed concerns about the virus as “psychosis” and recommended drinking vodka to stay healthy, said in July that he had contracted the virus but was asymptomatic.
South Sudan – Riek Machar: The vice president (first from left to right) was one of several members of the government who contracted the disease.