Luxembourg prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Baku, June 28, AZERTAC

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel tested positive for COVID-19, an EU official announced on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency.

"We have been informed that the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel tested positive for COVID19 today after experiencing mild symptoms this morning," Barend Leyts, spokesman for the European Council head Charles Michel, said on Twitter.

Bettel, who attended the EU leaders' summit held in Brussels on June 24-25, was not in close contact with the leaders of the EU countries before showing the symptoms, according to Leyts.

A statement from Bettel's office said that the prime minister showed symptoms such as headache and mild fever. Bettel will stay at home for 10 days and work remotely.

The premier announced on May 6 that he received the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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