OTTAWA—The Primary Minister’s Office says Mr. bieber Trudeau and Oughout. S. President Donald Trump discussed the president’s bout with COVID−19 upon Saturday morning.

The PMO says Trudeau wished Trump and his spouse Melania well following their particular positive diagnoses, and remembered the president’s “expressions associated with concern” following Sophie Gregoire Trudeau’s own case from the virus in March.

The two leaders furthermore discussed the ongoing hard work to manage the pandemic, based on a readout of the contact.

The readout says the prime minister furthermore thanked Trump for America’s “ongoing support” in the work to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, 2 Canadian citizens who have been jailed in China since Dec 2018.

Later on Saturday, Global Affairs North america issued a statement stating Canada’s ambassador to Cina had been granted “virtual consular access” to Kovrig plus Spavor.

The particular agency says Dominic Barton spoke to Spavor upon Friday and Kovrig upon Saturday, and no further information is going to be released.

“The Canadian government remains significantly concerned by the arbitrary detention by Chinese authorities of such two Canadians since Dec 2018 and continues to necessitate their immediate release, ” the statement from Worldwide Affairs reads.