Boris Johnson wishes Donald Trump and wife Melania a ‘speedy recovery’ after his own coronavirus battle
BORIS Johnson has wished Donald Trump and wife Melania a “speedy recovery” after they both tested positive for coronavirus last night.
The PM sent his best wishes to the US President, after he became the latest world leader to be infected with the virus.
The President, 74, announced the positive results in the early hours of the morning UK time, after it was revealed his top aide tested positive for COVID.
The pair will now remain in quarantine for prevent infecting more people, in a move which could set back his campaign for re-election.
Polling day is just over a month away.
Trump wrote last night: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.
“We will get through this TOGETHER!” he added.
It comes after Hope Hicks – one of his closest advisers – tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
President Trump doesn’t have any symptoms at the moment.
This morning Boris Johnson gave his best wishes to the couple.
He tweeted: “My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus.”
And Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said we “all want to see him and his wife get better soon”.
Earlier this year Boris was hospitalised with Covid-19, and spent three nights in intensive care in the fight of his life.
He later described his coronavirus battle as like being attacked by an “invisible mugger”.
At the time White House doctors phoned the hospital and offered any assistance, doctors or drugs that were needed.
Boris later hailed the hero NHS nurses who saved his life.
Jenny McGee, 35, and Luis Pitarma, 29, watched over him for 48 hours in intensive care, giving him vital oxygen.
The pair have a firm friendship and have got on well together prior to the PM taking office in 2019.
Since the coronavirus crisis the two world leaders haven’t met in person, but have spoken on the phone about the pandemic.
The pair join a short list of other world leaders who have had the virus.
Boris was the first leader to get it back in March.
Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President, Guatemalan President, Alejandro Giammattei and Juan Orlando Hernandez, the Honduras President have also had the virus.
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