On Friday October 2nd 2020, Donald Trump  tweeted that he and FLOTUS had tested positive for covid-19

Fox news picked up the breaking story along with the world's press

The news affected the financial markets. Bloomberg asking, "Does anything else matter anymore?"

Various commentators were quick to point out the political and constitutional implications.

World leaders and political opponents wished the Presidential couple a speedy recovery

Trump then left the White House for the Walter Reed Medical Centre - a military hospital

The President reportedly received an injection of antibodies, Remdesivir as well as supplementary oxygen

On Sunday October 4th 2020, Trump travelled in a motorcade outside the hospital to thank supporters.

The President's doctors said he may leave hospital as soon as Monday 6th October 2020.