Boris Johnson wishes Donald Trump and wife Melania a ‘speedy recovery’ after his own coronavirus battle

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BORIS Johnson has wished Donald Trump and wife Melania a “speedy recovery” after they both tested positive for coronavirus.

The PM sent his best wishes to the US President, after he became the latest world leader to be infected with the virus.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson last year

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.

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.

At the time White House doctors phoned the hospital and offered any assistance, doctors or drugs that were needed.

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.

President Trump and First Lady Melania, pictured during Tuesday night's election debate, have tested positive for coronavirus

President Trump and First Lady Melania, pictured during Tuesday night’s election debate, have tested positive for coronavirus
Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19
Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19
Trump's diagnosis came hours after it was revealed one of his closest advisors, Hope Hicks (pictured), tested positive for coronavirus
Trump’s diagnosis came hours after it was revealed one of his closest advisors, Hope Hicks (pictured), tested positive for coronavirus