Donald Trump is currently receiving hospital treatment after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The US president revealed on Friday he and his wife Melania had tested positive for coronavirus and were going into quarantine.
His health then deteriorated and he was filmed walking to a helicopter at the White House before being taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Trump, 74, has a mild fever, according to a source familiar with the matter but his White House doctor Sean P. Conley said the president was doing very well and did not need supplemental oxygen.
He added he had received the first dose of Remdesivir, an intravenous antiviral drug that has been shown to shorten hospital stays.
UK politicians, including British prime minister Boris Johnson, have wished the president well.
Johnson, who was also hospitalised with coronavirus in March, said: “My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady.
“Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus.”
Housing minister Robert Jenrick added: “We know what it’s like to have, in our case a prime minister who tested positive for COVID, and setting aside politics we all want to see him and his wife get better soon.”
But not everyone in the UK had positive words for Trump, with actor Dominic West saying he ‘did slightly leap in the air with joy’ over the coronavirus diagnosis.
He has remained in apparent good health during his time in office but is not known to exercise regularly or to follow a healthy diet.
In a tweet late on Friday, Trump wrote: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
He also released a brief video message, saying: “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”
In addition to the president and his wife, at least four people who were at a White House event to announce conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination said they have tested positive.
They include White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, Republican senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis and University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins.
Other leaders who have previously caught coronavirus include Prince Charles, Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez.
Watch: Boris Johnson wishing Donald Trump and Melania the best
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