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Boris Johnson tells Donald Trump he is 'feeling better and on the road to recovery' after coronavirus fight

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump spoke on the phone.

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Boris Johnson is "feeling better and on the road to recovery", according to the White House.

The Prime Minister gave Donald Trump an update on his recuperation following his hospitalisation for Covid-19.

Mr Johnson spoke to the US president spoke on the phone for the first time since before he was admitted to intensive care earlier this month.

It came as the PM, who continues to recuperate at Chequers, begins edging towards a return to full-time work.

After the phone call, the White House said Mr Johnson told President Trump he is "feeling better and on the road to recovery".

A spokesman added: "President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson reaffirmed their close co-operation through the G7 and G20 to reopen global economies and ensure medical care and supplies reach all those in need.

“President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson also discussed bilateral and global issues, including our shared commitment to reaching a United States-United Kingdom free trade agreement."

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister spoke to President Trump this afternoon, and thanked him for his good wishes while he was unwell.

"The leaders agreed on the importance of a co-ordinated international response to coronavirus, including through the G7 – which the US currently chairs.

"They also discussed continued UK-US co-operation in the fight against the pandemic.

"The leaders committed to continue working together to strengthen our bilateral relationship, including by signing a free trade agreement as soon as possible."

Mr Johnson is also expected to have a telephone audience with the Queen later this week.

"The Prime Minister is continuing his recovery at Chequers and isn't formally doing Government work," his spokesman said on Tuesday.

"He has been receiving updates from Number 10 on the coronavirus response and has spoken with the First Secretary of State [Dominic Raab] and with senior members of his team."

However, Mr Raab will continue to chair Cabinet and the daily Covid-19 committee meeting until the PM returns to Downing Street.

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