It is sad to know that the president and the first lady of the United States had a positive test. I hope that both will recover quickly and be well, ”wrote the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s chief spokesman, Hua Chunying, on Twitter.
China’s relations with the United States are at one of their worst in decades after Washington repeatedly accused Beijing of being responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.
This is compounded by the trade and technological war, recent visits to Taiwan by senior US officials, and US sanctions against Chinese leaders because of the situation in Hong Kong.
China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, also expressed on Twitter his desire for a quick recovery for the Trumps after their positive SARS-CoV-2.
“My best wishes to President Trump and his wife for a speedy and complete recovery,” wrote Cui in a message.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, was transported on Friday afternoon to Walter Reed Military Hospital, in the suburbs of Washington, as a precaution, after having tested positive for covid-19.
“I think I’m doing really well, but we will try to make sure things go well,” said Donald Trump in a video message meanwhile posted on his Twitter account.
Trump, 74, brings together several of the risk factors for developing more severe symptoms of the new coronvirus, due to his age and obesity.
Trump doctor Sean Conley said on Friday that doctors were providing the President with an experimental antibody cocktail: vitamin D; famotidine, which is typically used to treat heartburn and acid reflux; melatonin, sleep aid, and aspirin.
Donald Trump’s scheduled campaign actions will be maintained virtually or postponed, the Republican candidate’s campaign team announced on Friday when the presidential election was just over 30 days away.
Trump and Bolsonaro have in common the fact that they are the heads of states most skeptical about the severity of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, with both advocating, since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of chloroquine, a drug used to fight diseases such as malaria, but without scientific evidence against covid-19.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than one million deaths and more than 34.3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.