First Lady Melania Trump on Monday updated the American public her health status, saying that she is “feeling good” and will “continue to rest” at the White House after contracting COVID, adding that she is “grateful” for the support and prayers.
“My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home,” Melania tweeted Monday morning.
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 5, 2020
She also thanked all the healthcare heroes while continuing to pray for all those affected by the virus.
“Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus,” Melania added.
President Trump announced that both he and Melania tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday morning after it was revealed that senior adviser Hope Hicks tested positive Thursday evening.
After confirming in a tweet from the First Lady account, Melania several hours said that she was having “mild symptoms” of the virus but was “overall feeling good.”
Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
“As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” she tweeted early Friday morning.
The First Lady symptoms were very mild compared to the president who later in the evening was admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Melania didn’t accompany her husband to Walter Reed, opting to remain quarantined in the White House residence.
“Mrs. Trump is doing well. Her symptoms have not worsened and she continues to rest. She remains in touch with her husband. She is thinking of all who are ill and wishes them a speedy recovery,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s chief of staff, said in a statement over the weekend.
She also decided not to visit her husband during his now three-day stay at the hospital, according to a White House official who told NBC News when asked if she would leave the White House residence.
“She has COVID,” the White House official said to NBC News. “That would expose the agents who would drive her there and the medical staff who would walk her up to him.”
On Saturday, Trump briefed the public on the condition of the First Lady saying that she “was doing very well.”
“Our First Lady is doing very well,” Trump said. “Melania asked me to say something as to the respect that she has for our country, the love that she has for our country, and we’re both doing well. Melania is really handling it very nicely, as you’ve probably read. She’s slightly younger than me, just a little tiny bit. We know the disease. We know the situation with age versus younger people, and Melania is handling it, statistically, like it’s supposed to be handled, and that makes me very happy, and it makes the country very happy.”
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley on Friday described the first lady’s symptoms as a mild cough and headache.
The First couple’s son, Barron Trump on Friday was reported to tested negative for the virus.
“Barron has tested negative and all precautions are being taken to ensure he’s kept safe and healthy,” Grisham said.