Luxembourg Prime Minister tested positive for COVID-19
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Luxembourg Prime Minister tested positive for COVID-19

BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and will self-isolate for 10 days, the government of the Grand Duchy announced on Sunday.

Bettel, 48, did a self-test which came back positive and the result was confirmed by a subsequent PCR test.

“The Prime Minister is currently showing mild symptoms (fever, headache) and will continue to exercise his functions and functions, this by working from home,” his cabinet said in a statement.

Bettel took part in a two-day European summit in Brussels this week, which was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and other European leaders. (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee edited by Gareth Jones)

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