First lady Melania Trump said that Donald Trump’s teenage son has tested positive for the Coronavirus, but has not had symptoms.
Ms Trump said in a personal post on the White House website that Barron, 14, tested positive after his parents tested positive for the virus.
In the post titled My Personal Experience with Covid-19“Recovering from the disease gives you a lot of time to think,” she said.
She said that after she and her husband were diagnosed with the virus, “her mind immediately went to our son.”
“To our great satisfaction it was a negative test result, but again, as many parents have thought for the past several months, I can’t help but think, ‘What about tomorrow or the next day? “.
“My fear came true when he was tested again and the result was positive. Fortunately he is a tough teen and he’s not showing any symptoms.
Somehow I was happy that the three of us went through this at the same time so that we could take care of each other and spend time together.
“The test result has been negative since then.”
Writing about her own experience with the virus, Ms. Trump said she had “slight symptoms, although it struck me all at once and it seemed like it was a train of symptoms for the following days.”
“I suffered from body aches, cough and headache, and felt very tired most of the time,” she said.
Ms. Trump said her recovery was helped by vitamins and healthy food, along with medical care from President Sean Connelly and his team.
“It was an uncommon feeling for me to be patient rather than trying to encourage our nation to stay healthy and safe,” she added. “I’ve been taken care of now, getting first-hand experience with everything that COVID-19 can do.
“As a patient and person who benefits from a lot of medical support, I found myself more grateful and in awe of the caregivers and first responders everywhere. To the medical staff and accommodation staff who were looking after our family – thank you for not saying enough.”
While her husband, US President Donald Trump, spent three nights in the hospital contracting the virus earlier this month, Mrs. Trump said she “spent most of my time thinking about my family.”
She added, “I have also thought about the hundreds of thousands of people all over our country who have been affected by this disease, which affects people without discrimination.”
Mr. Trump was given a double trial treatment with antibodies, antiviral remdesivir and the steroid dexamethasone.
Dr Conley said earlier this week that he had tested negative and was no longer contagious.