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Trump, Trudeau discuss president's COVID-19 diagnosis, Canadians detained in China

Last Updated Oct 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm MDT

U.S. President Donald Trump chats with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during NATO Summit in London, Britain, 04 December 2019. EPA/WILL OLIVER

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the president’s bout with COVID-19 this morning.

The PMO says Trudeau wished Trump and his wife Melania well following their positive diagnoses, and recalled the president’s “expressions of concern” following Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s own case of the virus in March.

The two leaders also discussed the ongoing effort to manage the pandemic, according to a readout of the call.

The readout says the prime minister also thanked Trump for America’s “ongoing support” in the effort to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadian citizens who have been detained in China since December 2018.

The Canadian Press