ANKARA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday wished a speedy recovery to the US president and first lady in the wake of their positive test for coronavirus.

“I sincerely hope that they will overcome the quarantine period without problems and regain their health as soon as possible,” Erdogan said on Twitter.

Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement came hours after one of Trump’s closest aides tested positive for the virus.

“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” Sean P. Conley, the White House physician, said in a statement.

The news comes at the height of the president’s re-election campaign ahead of Nov. 3 polls.

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