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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump agree coordinated response to coronavirus

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to work with Donald Trump to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a telephone call on Tuesday afternoon.

Downing Street said in a statement following the call that the leaders had agreed on the importance of “a coordinated international response to coronavirus,” including through the G7, which is currently chaired by the U.S.

They also committed to signing a free-trade agreement between the two countries “as soon as possible.”

Johnson, who is recovering after being admitted to intensive care with COVID-19, is not formally back at work yet. His Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is still deputizing, the prime ministers spokesman said earlier on Tuesday.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere later tweeted that the “priRead More – Source