Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, has criticized US President Trump’s comments, urging his followers not to fear the coronavirus.
“Don’t let it take over your life,” Trump said after testing positive himself and spending several days in the hospital.
Biden said he was concerned by the words of his rival, which he said amounted to “Americans shouldn’t be so concerned”.
“You have about a thousand people a day who get infected. That’s a significant concern. I hope no one gets the message from here that it’s not a problem. It’s a serious problem. It’s an international pandemic.”
The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview on NBC News that he was “delighted” that President Trump was doing reasonably well again.
Biden also said he was just shocked that Trump had become infected.