Doctors found that Prince Albert II of Monaco had the disease COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus. The message of the press service of the country’s Palace was distributed by the French radio Franceinfo.
The health of the ruler of Monaco, the Palace said, does not cause concerns. He is now under the supervision of his attending physician and specialists from the state hospital of the Principality.
The press service clarified that Albert II moved to remote work from his apartments. The Prince also called on Monaco residents to isolate themselves and limit contact with other people in order not to spread the coronavirus.
According to the newspaper Monaco-Matin, Albert II became the first head of state to be infected with the coronavirus.
On March 16, the Monegasque authorities reported that Serge tell, the Minister of state (head of government) of Monaco, was infected with the coronavirus. It was also noted at the time that his condition was not a cause for concern. Since then, tell has held all meetings with the government via video link.
Albert II is 62 years old and became the reigning Prince in 2005.
An outbreak of a new type of coronavirus began in late 2019 in the Chinese province of Hubei. It soon turned into an epidemic, and then who described the rate of spread of the virus as a pandemic.
On March 19, more than 220 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the world. About 85 thousand people recovered, and 9.3 thousand died. The largest number of infections in China is more than 80 thousand. In Monaco, with a population of 37 thousand people, seven coronavirus infections were detected.