Trump 'no longer considered a transmission risk' for COVID-19: White House doctor

US President Donald Trump is no longer contagious, nine days after being stopped in his tracks by COVID-19, his physician said in a statement released late Saturday.


US President Donald Trump takes his mask off before speaking from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC during a rally on October 10, 2020. Trump spoke publicly for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, as he prepares a rapid return to the campaign trail just three weeks before the election. (File photo: AFP)

"This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the President meeting CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning's COVID PCR sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others," the president's physician Sean Conley said in the statement.