Trump lawyer Giuliani to leave hospital on Wednesday after COVID-19 treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.

Reuters December 10, 2020 00:13:52 IST
Trump lawyer Giuliani to leave hospital on Wednesday after COVID-19 treatment

COVID-19 treatment" src="https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/reuters/12-2020/10/2020-12-09T164413Z_1_LYNXMPEGB81D7_RTROPTP_2_USA-TRUMP-GUILIANI.jpg" alt="Trump lawyer Giuliani to leave hospital on Wednesday after COVID19 treatment" width="300" height="225" />

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he will leave the hospital on Wednesday after a short stay following his COVID-19 diagnosis over the weekend.

Giuliani - a 76-year-old former New York City mayor who is leading Trump’s waning legal effort to overturn his election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden - said he felt 10 years younger after receiving some of the same drugs taken by Trump when the president contracted COVID-19 in October.

"I feel just about 100% right now," Giuliani told New York's WABC-AM radio on Wednesday, adding that he would quarantine for an additional three or four days.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people who have had COVID-19 to isolate themselves from other people, including members of their own household if possible, for at least 10 days after their symptoms first appeared.

Giuliani was the latest in a long string of people close to the White House, including Trump himself, sickened in a pandemic that has killed more than 286,000 Americans.

He plans to attend a virtual hearing this week with Georgia lawmakers to discuss election issues, a source told Reuters on Tuesday.

The hearing follows Giuliani's in-person appearance at the Georgia statehouse last week, where he urged the state's lawmakers to intervene and upend Biden's victory in the state. Giuliani also made similar pleas last week in Michigan and Arizona.

Giuliani's meetings with state officials are a last-ditch effort to persuade them to reverse the election results, since his legal efforts have so far failed to convince any court that widespread fraud cost Trump, a Republican, the election.

State and federal officials have repeatedly said there is no evidence of fraud on any significant scale. Courts across the country have rejected cases seeking to toss out votes, including the U.S. Supreme Court, which on Tuesday refused to block Pennsylvania from formalizing Biden’s victory there.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Julia Harte; Editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Elon Musk leaves behind Amazon's Bezos to become world's richest person - Bloomberg News
Business

Elon Musk leaves behind Amazon's Bezos to become world's richest person - Bloomberg News

(Reuters) -Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com Inc's top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Daimler starting year with optimism after strong finish to 2020 - CEO
Business

Daimler starting year with optimism after strong finish to 2020 - CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler is starting the year with optimism after a strong finish to 2020, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said on Thursday, adding that sales in the fourth quarter had continued the strong trend seen in the preceding three months.

Oil hits 11-month highs on Saudi cuts, shrugs off U.S. unrest
Business

Oil hits 11-month highs on Saudi cuts, shrugs off U.S. unrest

By Laura Sanicola NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, hitting 11-month peaks as markets remained focused on Saudi Arabia's unexpected pledge to deepen its oil cuts and firmer equities, shrugging off political unrest in the United States. Brent crude rose 18 cents to $54.48 a barrel by 1:32 p.m. EST (1832 GMT) after touching $54.90, a high not seen since before the first COVID-19 lockdowns in the West.