Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s former PM tests positive for coronavirus
The controversial former Italian leader, 84, served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. Mr Berlusconi had previously tested positive for coronavirus.
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Now the former Prime Minister has been rushed to hospital in Monte Carlo as a result of heart problems, his personal doctor told Italy’s ANSA news agency.
Alberto Zangrillo said Mr Berlusconi should be immediately transferred to a nearby hospital because he did not think it prudent to bring him to Italy.
Sources said the leader of the centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party will return home in a few days.
Mr Berlusconi had a heart valve replaced in 2016 and had been staying at Valbonne near Nice where he had been staying during most of the pandemic.
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