Italian media tycoon and former PM Silvio Berlusconi positive for coronavirus

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Silvio Berlusconi underwent a swab test after a stay in Sardinia.

“He is asymptomatic and in isolation at home in Arcore”, said his doctor Alberto Zangrillo during a press conference.

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi underwent a scheduled swab after a stay in Sardinia in mid-August, where he met Flavio Briatore who was also positive, and the outcome of the exam was positive. “I will be present in the election campaign with TV and newspaper interviews and following the limitations imposed by my positivity to Coronavirus. Unfortunately, this also happened to me but I continue the battle,” Berlusconi said during a video streaming with a conference.

According to Repubblica, his attending physician Alberto Zangrillo, director of the anesthesia and general and cardio-thoracic-vascular units of the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, assured: “He is asymptomatic and is in isolation at home, as per regional provisions”.

A press release from his press office added: “The President continues to work from his residence in Arcore, where he will spend the planned period of isolation. In any case, he will continue to support Forza Italia and center-right candidates in regional and administrative elections. , with daily interviews in newspapers, on television and on social networks “.

The last meeting “in presence” between Berlusconi and the leaders of the party dates back to the first week of August, also in Sardinia. Blue parliamentary sources report that, since the beginning of the health crisis, Berlusconi would have undergone a swab every week.

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