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Trump to move to military medical facility for next few days as precaution - White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is moving into a special suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for the next few days as a precautionary measure following his positive test for COVID-19, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Friday.

“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” McEnany said in a statement.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” she said.

Doctors urged the move so Trump could get immediate care if needed, a White House official said.

A source familiar with the situation said Trump has a mild fever.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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