- Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirus days after his parents were diagnosed with the new disease
- His mother Melania Trump said the teenager exhibited no symptoms until he recently tested negative
- The US First Lady revealed she experienced mild symptoms including body aches, a cough and headaches
- Donald Trump was discharged from hospital four days after being admitted and The White House on Monday, October 12, said he had tested negative subsequently
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US First Lady Melania Trump, 50, has revealed that her 14-year-old son Barron tested positive for coronavirus days after she was diagnosed with the new disease.
Melania announced this Wednesday, October 14, in a message where she also confirmed that she had tested negative for coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump, 74, and wife Melania tested positive for the disease on Thursday, October 1.
According to the FLOTUS, the first test conducted on the teenager returned negative but the positive result came days later after a subsequent test was carried out.
"After Trump and I tested positive, my mind went to our son. To our great relief, he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think “what about tomorrow?” My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive," said Melania.
The First Lady who said she experienced mild symptoms while battling the infection but resorted to using more natural ways to fight the virus, described Barron as a " strong teenager" who remained asymptomatic until he was recently given a clean bill of health.
According to Melania, she opted for vitamins and healthy foods to fight off the disease. She also received medical assistance from White House physicians.
"I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time. I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food.
We had wonderful caretakers around us and we will be forever grateful for the medical care and professional discretion we received," she continued.
The First Lady said she used the time she was sick to think about the plight of other Americans who were suffering from coronavirus and also to reflect on her family.
President Trump was earlier admitted at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he was discharged after four days.
He attributed his quick recovery to a cocktail of experimental medication given to him including antibody therapy from Regeneron which he said made him "feel powerful and stronger" than he was years ago.
Trump has also claimed several times that he was now immune to coronavirus.