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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's PM for the last eight years, is in hospital following his positive test last Sunday.
Luxembourg's prime minister was admitted to hospital on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus a week ago.

Xavier Bettel will have "supplementary tests and analysis" as a "precaution" and is set to stay under observation for 24 hours, said a statement from the country's government.

Mr Bettel tested positive on 27 June and was suffering only mild symptoms such as fever and headache as he entered a 10-day period of self isolation.

The 48-year-old's diagnosis came two days after he had attended a European Council summit with other EU leaders in Brussels.

Mr Bettel has been head of the tiny - but very wealthy - state of just over 600,000 people since 2013.

Other world leaders who have had the disease include France's Emmanuel Macron, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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