As the United States confirmed it now has more cases than any other nation, China’s president Jinping  Xi has offered Donald Trump support in tackling the coronavirus .

According to Evening Standard, state media reported that President Xi who described cooperation as the only option, told his US counterpart  that his country would be prepared to assist America in its fight.

The two leaders spoke over telephone, following which Mr Trump tweeted: “Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China.

“Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus.

“We are working closely together. Much respect!”

Reports from China’s state media reveal that, President Xi wants to continue sharing information and its experiences with the US.

During the call, he defended the accuracy of his nation’s Covid-19 figures, which Mr Trump had previously questioned.

Xinhua news agency said President Xi told Mr Trump his nation had shared advice on “prevention, containment and treatment without reservation, and providing as much support and assistance as it can for countries in need”.