October 4, 2020, 05.14 PM

JOHANNESBURG, KOMPAS.com - President Donald Trump is the latest member to join an expanding list of world leaders diagnosed with the coronavirus after the US president tested positive for Covid-19 Friday and shared his diagnosis on Twitter.

Some, like Trump, had been accused of not taking the pandemic seriously. A few are now sending Trump their wishes for a speedy recovery.

At 74, the US president is the oldest head of state to become infected with Covid-19, and his age puts him at higher risk of serious complications from the novel virus.

Read also: Donald Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Begins Quarantine

Boris Johnson

The British prime minister was the first major world leader confirmed to have Covid-19, after facing criticism for downplaying the pandemic.

He was moved to intensive care in April after his symptoms dramatically worsened a day after he was hospitalized for what were called routine tests. He was given oxygen but did not need a ventilator, officials said.

He later expressed his gratitude to National Health Service staff for saving his life when his treatment could have “gone either way”.

Read also: Boris Johnson Considering Second Round of Coronavirus Lockdowns in UK

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, also tested positive in March and showed mild symptoms.

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