Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the novel coronavirus though doctors are not concerned in regard to his health, according to palace officials. The 62-year-old ruler is the first head of state and the first royal to come forward with a positive diagnosis of coronavirus after getting a test earlier this week.
The palace of Monaco issued a statement confirming that Prince Albert is being treated by doctors at the Princess Grace Hospital, named after his iconic actress mother Grace Kelly. The statement also reveals that Prince Albert is continuing to work from his home office in the palace and remains in close contact with government officials.
The statement said that updates about his health will be provided and urged the public to comply with social distancing. “His Serene Highness urges the people of Monaco to respect shelter-in-place orders and to abide with social-distancing rules. Respecting these measures is the only way to contain the spread of coronavirus.”
“HIS SERENE HIGHNESS URGES THE PEOPLE OF MONACO TO RESPECT SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS AND TO ABIDE WITH SOCIAL-DISTANCING RULES. RESPECTING THESE MEASURES IS THE ONLY WAY TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS.”