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Luxembourg PM hospitalized with COVID

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel gives a speech on June 3, 2015, during talks as part of the two-day European Development Days event, held on June 3-4 in Brussels. (AFP photo/John Thys)
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel gives a speech on June 3, 2015, during talks as part of the two-day European Development Days event, held on June 3-4 in Brussels. (AFP photo/John Thys)

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has been hospitalized and is under observation “as a precautionary measure” after testing positive for COVID-19 a week earlier.

A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says there is no update early this morning after Bettel had been taken in for 24 hours of testing and medical analysis yesterday.

The 48-year-old Bettel announced his positive test just after he had attended an European Union summit with 26 other leaders from the bloc for two days. At first he experienced only mild symptoms. But on Sunday, he had to be hospitalized.

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