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Italian minister confirmed positive for coronavirus

Italian minister confirmed positive for coronavirus

 

Days after an Italian businessman became the first confirmed case in Nigeria, an Italian regional minister has tested positive for coronavirus.

The minister, Alessandro Mattinzoli, regional minister for sustainable development in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the coronavirus outbreak tested positive for the virus on Monday.

The incident was confirmed in a statement by the president of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana and the councilor for welfare, Giulio Gallera.

“He has a high fever but otherwise is fine”: the president of Lombardy Attilio Fontana said in Centocittà on Rai Radio 1, adding that ‘he hopes that it will soon be lowered and he is doing therapy, “he added.

The councilor for welfare Gallera also revealed that the entire 17-member in the Lombardy regional government would undergo testing for the novel coronavirus.

“As foreseen for the operators of the essential public utility services, the whole council will undergo the assessment tests.”

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