On Oct. 2 Barron was reported to have tested negative; however in the following days the teen tested positive, Melania said.
According to Melania, her son is “a strong teenager” and “exhibited no symptoms.”
“In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together,” the statement reads. “He has since tested negative.”
Melania, who also contracted the virus, said she experienced “mild symptoms.”
“I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time,” she said in the statement.
“I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food.”
The president, who also tested positive for the virus, spent three days at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Maryland earlier this month to seek treatment for COVID-19.
However, he has since been released, and has resumed campaigning for his re-election.
In the statement, Melania said she has now tested negative for the virus, and hopes “to resume my duties as soon as I can.”
The first lady encouraged the public to “continue to live the healthiest life they can.”
“A balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy,” she said. “For your complete well-being, compassion and humility are just as important in keeping our minds strong.”
Melania made no mention of public health measures to stem the spread of the virus including wearing a mask, or physical distancing.
Speaking at a rally in Iowa Wednesday evening, Trump said Barron had the virus “for such a short period of time.”
“I don’t even think he knew he had it,” he said. “Because they’re young, their immune systems are strong and they fight it off 99.9 per cent, and Barron is beautiful and he’s free.”
Since the virus was first detected late last year, it has infected more than 7.9 million people in the United States, and has killed 216,597.View link »