09:48 GMT02 July 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, the putative Democratic candidate for president has agreed to contact President Donald Trump to discuss a strategy to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, US media reported on Wednesday.

    Biden made his offer after White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway publicly called on him to call the Executive Mansion and offer support to the President, the Fox news report said.

    According to the report, Biden has been extending advice and publicly commenting on the pandemic for weeks, but it was the first time that he had offered to talk to Trump directly.

    Later in the day, Donald Trump told during a White House press conference that he was prepared to take a phone call from Joe Biden to discuss the crisis.

    "I'll absolutely take his call", Trump said on Wednesday. "I've always found him to be a nice guy… I don't know him very well".

    As 0f 1 April, the total number of new coronavirus cases in the US has reached 186,101, the death toll has passed 3,603, the Centres for disease control and Prevention data shows. The US government expects these numbers to increase.

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