Eric and Lara Trump test negative for COVID-19
Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump both tested negative for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the couple said Saturday.
“Eric and Lara are praying for their father and father-in-law, respectively. At this time, they both have negative COVID tests and will be taking all necessary precautions, under the advisement of medical professionals,” the spokesperson said in a statement posted to Lara Trump’s Twitter account.
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) October 3, 2020
Lara Trump works for President Trump’s campaign team.
The two attended the presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday and removed their face coverings, NBC reported.
The update comes as President Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, is currently staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center out of “an abundance of caution” regarding his infection, according to the White House.
First lady Melania Trump also tested positive for the virus Friday and is doing well and staying at the residence.
Trump is being given an experimental coronavirus drug that is “very promising” and “very potent,” Peter Horby, an Oxford University professor involved in the drug’s trials, said Saturday.
Horby said patients in the U.K. began receiving REGN-COV2, by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, last weekend as part of Oxford University’s national Recovery trial.
“The class of drugs, these artificial antibodies, have been around for quite a while now, and they’ve been extensively used in inflammatory conditions and cancers, and they’re pretty safe and well understood, and so the technology is something that I think we have confidence in,” he told The Guardian.
He said the drug administered to the president had been given to “four or five hundred” mild to severe patients in separate trials.