The news that Donald Trump has been infected with COVID-19 echoed around the world, making front pages and prompting a gush of wishes from leaders in all continents — and snark from many corners.
In the night between Oct. 1 and 2, U.S. Eastern Time, the U.S. president confirmed on Twitter that he and his wife Melania had tested positive to Covid-19 and were going into quarantine.
The announcement drew responses ranging from incredulity, solidarity and uncertainty — as well as a few more pointed comments. Here is how the world reacted:
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La Stampa: "U.S., Trump and his wife Melania test positive to coronavirus'
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "The sick president"
Calcalist homepage: "Trump will get the best medical care in the word, millions of Americans won't"
Challenges: "Trump and the virus: Hide-and-seek is over"
Kwong Wah Yit Poh (Malaysian Chinese daily): "Trump and his wife diagnosed!"