United States President Donald Trump says doctors have found he no longer has COVID-19 and he would not be a transmission risk to others, as he returns to holding big rallies during the final weeks of the race for the White House.
Mr Trump’s physician did not directly say whether the President had tested negative, but that he had taken a test showing he was no longer infectious and there was no evidence “of actively replicating virus”.
“I passed the highest test, the highest standards, and I’m in great shape,” Mr Trump, who spent three days in the hospital after revealing he had tested positive on October 2, said on Fox News Channel on Sunday.
Mr Trump said he was no longer on medications for the coronavirus.
“I beat this crazy, horrible China virus,” he said, adding “it seems like I’m immune”.
The scientific evidence is unclear on whether people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection, and how long that immunity might last.