Ex-Italy PM Berlusconi admitted to hospital; Tested positive for coronavirus

Updated 05:16 PM
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves the San Raffaele hospital after undergoing bowel treatment, in Milan, Italy May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

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Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been admitted to San Raffaele Hospital in Milan for check-ups after having tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. Italian media is reporting that he has been diagnosed with early-stage double pneumonia.

In a statement on Wednesday, officials from his political party, Forza Italia said that 83-year-old Berlusconi was now in isolation at his home in Arcore near Milan. It also said that his condition was not a cause for concern.

His personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, had confirmed that the politician was “asymptomatic”.

Berlusconi had recently returned from a holiday in Sardinia which saw a spike in COVID-19 cases in August.