World leaders wish Trump quick recovery after testing positive for COVID-19


World leaders have continued to pour in get well messages after the announcement that the US president and the First Lady had tested positive for coronavirus.

Reuters reports a spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she sends Donald Trump and his wife best wishes for a quick recovery from the infection.

Russian President Vladimir Putin wished Donald Trump a speedy recovery in a telegram on Friday, saying he was sure the US leader’s qualities would help him fight off the coronavirus.

“I am convinced that your vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with this dangerous virus,” the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying in the message.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent his “best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady” and wished both a “speedy recovery from coronavirus”.

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, wished Trump a “speedy recovery” on Twitter and underscored the need to remain vigilant in ongoing efforts to tackle the outbreak: “#COVID-19 is a battle we all continue to fight. Everyday. No matter where we live.”

“Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery,” wrote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said: “I had been informed of the news that your highness and the first lady had contracted COVID-19, wishing both of you a speedy recovery, permanent health and wellness.”

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took to Twitter to wish a “full and speedy recovery”.” My best wishes to President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS for a full and speedy recovery”.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was wishing his “friend” and the First Lady “a quick recovery and good health.”

US Vice President Mike Pence wrote that he and his wife, Karen, “join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery.” Both tested negative for coronavirus following the President and First Lady’s diagnosis. “God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.”

The US former Vice President and Democratic nominee for the upcoming general elections, Joe Biden also tweeted saying, “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family”.

He later posted a message on Twitter that both he and his wife, Jill Biden, have tested negative just three days after he faced off with Trump during the first presidential debate.

US President Donald Trump’s tweet about the positive Covid-19 diagnosis for him and his wife Melania has reportedly become his most liked and widely shared post ever.

According to MarketWatch, by 5:30 a.m. Eastern (10.30pm WAT), the tweet had hit that milestone with more than 273,000 retweets and 344,000 quote tweets (a retweet with a comment attached), along with 834,000 likes.

By 11pm WAT time on Friday night, Trump’s post went on to attract a whopping 1.6 million likes and it has been retweeted over 401,000 times.

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