Trudeau, Trump talk about president’s COVID-19 analysis, Canadians detained in China

OTTAWA – The Prime Minister’s Workplace says Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned the president’s bout with COVID-19 on Saturday morning.

The PMO says Trudeau wished Trump and his spouse Melania effectively following their constructive diagnoses, and recalled the president’s “expressions of concern” following Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s personal case of the virus in March.

The 2 leaders additionally mentioned the continued effort to handle the pandemic, in response to a readout of the decision.

The readout says the prime minister additionally thanked Trump for America’s “ongoing assist” within the effort to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadian residents who’ve been detained in China since December 2018.

Later Saturday, World Affairs Canada issued a press release saying Canada’s ambassador to China had been granted “digital consular entry” to Kovrig and Spavor.

The company says Dominic Barton spoke to Spavor on Friday and Kovrig on Saturday, and no additional data shall be launched.

“The Canadian authorities stays deeply involved by the arbitrary detention by Chinese language authorities of those two Canadians since December 2018 and continues to name for his or her fast launch,” the assertion from World Affairs reads.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 10, 2020.