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Luxembourg Prime Minister Bettel tests positive for coronavirus – POLITICO

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel tested positive for the coronavirus and went into self-isolation.

News of the positive diagnosis, announced by his office on Sunday, came just two days after Bettel attended a European Council summit with other EU national leaders.

Bettel’s office has determined that none of the other leaders at the summit were among its “close contacts” as precautions such as wearing masks and social distancing were observed, a council official said.

48-year-old Bettel is said to have mild symptoms including fever and headache, Luxembourg grass reported the newspaper. She plans to stay home for 10 days and continue working.

Bettel received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in early May.

Luxembourg’s prime minister played a prominent role at last week’s European Council, speaking about his personal struggles to be accepted as a gay man while strongly criticizing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for anti-LGBTQ + measures.

David M. Herszenhorn contributed reporting.

This article has been updated with a comment from a Council official.

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