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    Global COVID-19 Cases Spike to Highest Level Post-Lockdown (227)

    Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for COVID-19 and were entering quarantine, with POTUS’s physician confirming that the US president feels fine and is expected to continue carrying out his duties without disruption.

    Since news came out about the positive coronavirus tests of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump messages of support have been coming in from across the globe.

    ​The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyeusus, went on Twitter to extend his best wishes to Trump and his wife, hoping for their swift recovery from the respiratory disease.

    ​Hopes for a speedy recovery have been voiced by numerous world leaders.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to his US counterpart, where he "voiced sincere support in this tough moment", wishing him and his wife a swift recovery from the coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Friday.

    "I am sure that your stamina, cheerfulness, and optimism will help you defeat this dangerous virus", said Putin.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his support for the US president and his spouse in their battle against the coronavirus disease.

    ​British Housing Minister Robert Jenrick added his wishes for a swift recovery, acknowledging that in their case they "know what it is like" to have a "prime minister who tested positive for COVID".

    "All of us want to send our best wishes to President Trump, the first lady, and the Trump family and wish them a speedy recovery. We know what it's like to have, in our case a prime minister who tested positive for COVID, and setting aside politics we all want to see him and his wife get better soon".

    The German government spokesman said that Chancellor Angela Merkel sends Donald Trump and his wife best wishes, hoping they recover soon from the coronavirus infection.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that he and his wife were "thinking of President Donald Trump and his First Lady" at this difficult time.

    ​Polish President Andrzej Duda posted his hopes on Twitter that his country and the US would "get through the hardships" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    ​Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted wishes of recovery to his "friend" Donald Trump.

    ​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also took to Twitter to address the news:

    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In extended wishes of a speedy recovery to the US President and his wife, read an official statement from the presidential office.

    European Council President Charles Michel tweeted to underscore that COVID-19 was "a battle we all continue to fight".

    ​NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also wished Trump a speedy recovery.

    French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on French television that the news concerning the US president and his wife shows that the coronavirus epidemic "spares no one".

    "This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown scepticism. I wish him a swift recovery".

    Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement saying:

    "President Tsai, upon receiving the news, sent her best wishes to the US government via diplomatic channels, hoping that President Trump and his wife can recover at an early date under the professional care of the medical team".

    Back on the home front, US Vice President Mike Pence tweeted to send "love and prayers" to the US president and First Lady.

    Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson also expressed hope that Trump will recover soon.

    Global COVID-19 Cases Spike to Highest Level Post-Lockdown (227)


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