Russian President Vladimir Putin has reacted to United States President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, testing positive for Coronavirus.
“Tonight, the first lady and I tested positive for COVID-19,” tweeted the president of the world’s first power. “We will begin our quarantine and the recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! “, Trump had posted on his official Twitter handle.
Reacting in a Telegram message on Friday, Putin wished Donald Trump a speedy recovery.
The Russian President said he was sure the US leader’s qualities would help him fight off the coronavirus.
“I am convinced that your vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with this dangerous virus,” the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying in the message.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov had earlier wished Trump “a speedy and easy recovery” on behalf of the Kremlin.
Peskov said Putin was considering whether to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, after Russia announced in August that it had developed a vaccine named “Sputnik V” after the historic Soviet-era satellite.
“When he does it, we will announce it,” Peskov said.