Trump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ amid false treatment claims

President returns to Oval Office despite concerns he should be self-isolating as virus spreads in White House

Donald Trump has called his Covid-19 infection “a blessing from God” as he returned to the Oval Office on Wednesday despite concerns that he should be self-isolating, as the virus continued to spread among senior White House figures.

In a video message posted to Twitter, Trump said that Regeneron, an experimental drug cocktail, was key to recovering from his infection. He said it was his suggestion to be treated with the drug, which has rarely been used outside clinical trials.

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