Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was hospitalized on Sunday (4) for observation “as a precautionary measure”, one week after being diagnosed with Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19).
The 48-year-old Bethel was diagnosed on June 27 after attending an EU summit, and initially had mild symptoms, only a fever and headache, so he first worked at home and isolated himself for 10 days, but had to be hospitalized on Sunday, according to comprehensive foreign media reports.
A government official, who requested anonymity, said there was no update from the prime minister on Monday morning. Bethel was hospitalized Sunday for 24 hours of tests and medical analysis.
Bettel had received his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on May 6.
EU summit organizers say they are confident that all are strictly adhering to vaccination measures during the 2-day meeting. So far, no other national leaders have been rumored to have a confirmed diagnosis.