Trump completed his treatment and ready for public engagements
US President Donald Trump has completed his course of treatment for Covid-19 and can return to public engagements this weekend, his physician has said.
In a statement from the White House, Dr. Sean Conley said Trump had “responded extremely well to treatment” and that “since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness”.
Mr. Trump later said he would probably take another Covid test on Friday and hoped to hold a rally over the weekend.
Earlier, Trump refused a virtual TV debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden saying he won’t waste his time on a virtual debate.
Guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be around others again 10 days after his or her symptoms first appeared.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful Democrat in Washington, announced legislation to establish a commission to assess Mr. Trump’s fitness for office.
A statement on the move said the commission would be set up under the 25th Amendment, which outlines how a sitting president can be stripped of power if they are deemed unable to conduct the duties of the office.
But Mr. Trump called Ms. Pelosi “crazy” and said she was “the one who should be under observation”.
Trump refusing of a TV debate parked a row about how and when further debates would take place. While the presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 3 November.