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The Grand Duke of Luxembourg tests positive for Covid

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The Grand Duke of Luxembourg has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now in self isolation.

Grand Duke Henri went into isolation after an LFT test proved positive. A follow up PCR test confirmed the diagnosis and he is now in isolation.

The Grand Ducal Court said that Henri, who is 66, only has mild symptoms and will continue to fulfil his role as Head of State.

Luxembourg’s rules on Covid isolation currently stipulate that anyone who is confirmed to have coronavirus must self isolate at home for ten days from the start of their symptoms or, if they are asymptomatic, from the date of their positive test.

Grand Duke Henri’s diagnosis came just hours after it was confirmed that the King and Queen of Sweden have both tested positive for coronavirus. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are in isolation at their home and are both said to have only mild symptoms of the illness.

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