Luxembourg PM released from hospital after 4 days of Covid treatment

Brussels, Jul 8 (EFE).- The prime minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, was discharged from hospital on Thursday after four days of treatment for Covid-19.

“In view of the improvement in the prime minister’s state of health, Xavier Bettel has just left the hospital after four days of treatment at the Centre hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL),” the government said in a statement.

He thanked the hospital’s staff for caring for him with “great professionalism, determination and enthusiasm,” as well as “all the medical professionals who have found themselves on the frontlines of our common struggle against the virus for more than a year already.”

Bettel will resume his functions on Friday, the statement added, although he will continue to “work remotely for the rest of the week, which also corresponds to the end of his period of isolation”.

The Luxembourg Prime Minister was hospitalized on Sunday, and the following day his cabinet issued a statement saying he was “serious but stable”.

On June 27, Bettel tested positive for coronavirus and until his hospitalization had been in isolation and working from home.

Bettel had received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on May 6 and should have received the second dose last Thursday.

According to epidemiological data from the day before, Luxembourg has seen a sharp increase in the rate of infections in recent days.

For the week from June 28 to July 4, the number of people who tested positive for Covid increased from 107 to 787 cases (up 635%), as did the number of their identified close contacts, which rose to 2,228, compared to 353 cases the previous week (+ 531%). EFE


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