LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The British government wishes
President Donald Trump a speedy recovery after testing positive
to COVID-19 but the United States has a clear succession
protocol should it be needed, a British minister said on Friday.
"All of us want to send our best wishes to President Trump,
the first lady and the Trump family and wish them a speedy
recovery," Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told Sky.
Trump said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested
positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, throwing
the race for the White House into uncertainty.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fell gravely ill after
catching COVID-19 in March. He said after recovering that
doctors had saved his life.
"We know what it's like to have, in our case a prime
minister who tested positive for COVID, and setting aside
politics we all want to see him and his wife get better soon,"
"In the U.S. they've got a very clear protocol haven't they,
with the vice president, should that be necessary," Jenrick
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton)