Germany's Merkel wishes Trump and his wife speedy recovery: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel sends U.S President Donald Trump and his wife best wishes for a speedy recovery from a coronavirus infection, her spokesman said on Twitter.

“I hope that they recover well from their coronavirus infection and are soon completely healthy again,” he quoted her as saying.

Trump said earlier on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House.

Reporting by Maria Sheahan; editing by Thomas Seythal