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