Washington: The White House doctor said the US President Donald Trump is undergoing Remdesivir therapy and is "doing well". After testing positive for COVID-19 Trump was shifted to a military hospital.

White House physician Sean Conley said medical specialists have recommended Remdesivir therapy to treat the president's COVID-19 infection.

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The Trump administration had issued an emergency use authorisation for Remdesivir earlier this year after the drug showed moderate effectiveness in improving outcomes for coronavirus patients.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump tweeted, "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!."