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Coronavirus: Albert II of Monaco tests positive for Covid-19

The Prince of Monaco, a member of the IOC, is reported to be in good condition after testing positive for Covid-19, officials have announced.

Coronavirus: Albert II of Monaco tests positive for Covid-19
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Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, officials in the principality confirmed. The reigning monarch was tested for coronavirus earlier in the week but his condition is reported to be of no concern and he is continuing to work, palace sources said in a statement. 

"His state of health does not present any need for concern," a palace spokesperson said. "The sovereign prince is being closely monitored by his doctor and by specialists at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre. The prince continues to work from his private offices." 

Albert II one of 10 confirmed cases in Monaco

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Prince Albert is a member of the International Olympic Committee and is the first head of state to announce that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The Tokyo Games scheduled for this summer are one of many sporting events worldwide keeping a wary eye on the spread of the new coronavirus but as yet the Games have not been cancelled due to the pandemic

Albert II is one of 10 confirmed cases in Monaco, according to the EFE news agency, and has called on the population to respect the measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the principality.

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