BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Saturday, wishing them a speedy recovery from the coronavirus, Chinese state television reported.
Trump, who announced early on Friday he had contracted COVID-19, was taken to a hospital near Washington later in the day in what the White House called a precautionary measure.
He has sparred with Beijing over its handling of the virus, heightening tensions between the two countries.
Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard and Cate Cadell; Editing by Alexander Smith and Frances Kerry
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