Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel Leaves Hospital After COVID-19 Treatment

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel left the hospital after four days of tests and treatments for COVID-19, the government announced on July 8.

Bettel will resume to his official duties on July 9 “because of the improvement of his health,” according to a statement from the government.

Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna had taken over some of Bettel’s duties earlier in the week.

Bettel will work remotely until his isolation period concludes at the end of the week.

Bettel tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and headaches last June 27, two days after he attended a European Council meeting in Brussels with other European Union (EU) leaders.

None of the other EU leaders were classified as a contact case since they observed physical distancing rules and wore masks during the meeting.

According to the government, Bettel was also diagnosed with insufficient oxygen saturation while he was hospitalized.

Bettel was due to receive his second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week. He received the first dose last May 6.

According to government data, Luxembourg has recorded 131 new cases, bringing the nationwide tally to 71,879 as of July 8.

No new deaths have been recorded. The nationwide death tally stands at 819.

Luxembourg has administered 6,183 vaccines on July 8, brining the total to 599,264.


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