China’s Xi wishes Trump speedy recovery from COVID-19

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Saturday (Oct 3), wishing them a speedy recovery from the coronavirus.

In the message, Xi said: “Upon learning that Mr President and Mrs Melania are infected with the novel coronavirus, my wife Peng Liyuan and I extend our sympathy and wish you and your wife a speedy recovery.”

Trump, who announced early on Friday he had contracted COVID-19, was taken to a hospital near Washington later in the day in what the White House called a precautionary measure.

He has sparred with Beijing over its handling of the virus, heightening tensions between the two countries.

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