SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Friday wished Donald and Melania Trump speedy recovery after the U.S. president and his wife tested positive for COVID.
“My thoughts and prayers are with U.S. President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady Melania Trump. I wish them and all infected with coronavirus a quick and full recovery,” Barzani said in a tweet.
Earlier on Friday, Trump said he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” the president said in a late night tweet.
Trump, 74, is at high risk for the deadly virus both because of his age and because he is considered overweight, according to Reuters. He has remained in good health during his time in office but is not known to exercise regularly or to follow a healthy diet.
More than 200,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States alone, with the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions especially hard hit.