Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is admitted to a Milan hospital with the onset of bilateral pneumonia, local media reported on Friday, two days after it became known that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the AdnKronos agency, the decision to bring Berlusconi to the San Rafael hospital was made as a precautionary measure after a visit by his personal doctor Alberto Zangrillo to his Milanese home.
The tests carried out identified an onset of bilateral pneumonia, although the sources consulted indicate that the condition of the Forza Italia guide does not appear to be of concern.
Berlusconi, who turns 84 this month, announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive and said on Thursday that he was fine with no symptoms. Forza Italia Vice President Antonio Tajani said the hospital will publish a medical report on the historical leader’s condition this afternoon.
“He spent the night without any problems, he is fine, he has no fever, everything is fine,” Forza Italia spokesman Giorgio Mulè said in statements to a local station and insisted that the hospitalization was “precautionary”.