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Xi Jinping wishes Trump, first lady swift recovery

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    Kyodo News

Beijing, China   /   Sat, October 3, 2020   /   08:20 pm
Xi Jinping wishes Trump, first lady swift recovery US President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday wished US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania a speedy recovery, Chinese media reported.

Xi's message comes a day after Trump tweeted that the couple had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

In the message, Xi said that learning of their infections, he and his wife Peng Liyuan extend sympathy to the Trumps and wish them a speedy recovery, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

Trump, 74, is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington and is expected to stay there for several days, according to the White House.

According to his physician, Trump was "fatigued." US media reported that he had a fever, a cough and congestion. He has received antiviral remdesivir therapy, according to the doctor.