Mon. May 17th, 2021

Donald Trump has been taken to a military medical centre near Washington from the White House, after testing positive for coronavirus.

He was transferred to the Walter Reed military hospital in his official Marine One helicopter.

Earlier the White House had said Mr Trump had “mild symptoms” and was in “good spirits”. Later they called his transfer to hospital “a precaution”.

The race for the White House has been thrown into turmoil, after the revelation that Donald Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for the illness..

His diagnosis has stunned America, with financial markets sinking on the news. With just a month until the presidential election, It’s raised major questions about the remainder of the campaign and its outcome.

Donald Trump’s presidential rival Joe Biden and world leaders including Boris Johnson have wished Mr Trump and his wife a speedy recovery.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by north America editor Jon Sopel.

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