(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s aides will try to keep him confined to the White House residence after he’s discharged from the hospital with Covid-19 later Monday, but are unsure they can limit his movements, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump announced on Twitter that he’ll leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday evening after being treated for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. He urged Americans not to fear the virus after receiving medical care unavailable to most people, including three powerful medicines and an airlift to the hospital.
“Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump tweeted Monday afternoon. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
The virus has infected more than 7.4 million Americans and has killed more than 210,000 since February, including 475 on Sunday, according to