The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has released an update on Prince Albert’s condition, after testing positive for the coronavirus, and his thanks to wellwishers around the world.
RTL’s Christophe Pacaud interviewed Prince Albert on Monday, 23 March 2020, about his health.
Prince Albert said the symptoms first appeared on Sunday night, 15 March, and continued on Monday morning, and thought it was a cold, then ‘a little fever’ and the cough did not come immediately. He had mild symptoms but he had no loss of taste or smell.
So Prince Albert said he restricted himself to quarantine in his private apartments in the Palace, once he received the test results on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.
An update from the Prince’s Palace on Thursday, 26 March 2020, says Prince Albert continues his quarantine period in his private apartments in the Palace.
The Prince receives daily visits from his doctor and specialists from the Princess Grace Hospital Centre (CHPG) who are not worried about his state of health for the time being.
Prince Albert continues to work from his home office and remains in regular contact with the members of his cabinet, government as well as close collaborators.
However, Prince Albert continues to remind the people of Monaco of the importance of respecting containment measures and limiting contact with others.
Only rigorous observation of these rules will stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The statement has been translated below.
HSH Prince Albert II was touched by the many expressions of sympathy that reached him from around the world.
His Serene Highness wishes to thank all those who have shown their support for Him.
The Sovereign Prince remains in his apartments in the Palace. It will continue to work with its closest collaborators in compliance with health precaution rules.
His health, watched several times during the day by his doctors, does not inspire any concern.
Prince Albert has written a message in French below the statement.
‘Patience, confiance, courage, solidan’te.’
It translates as ‘Patience, confidence, courage, solidarity.’
A Serious Crisis Since World War II
According to a statement from the Prince’s Cabinet on 23 March 2020, Prince Albert has called for national unity and institutions to operate with government regulations.
The government is prepared to manage one of the most serious crises within the Principality since World War II.
Prince Albert also said during his RTL interview that Monaco was taking the same containment measures as France, and he supports the establishment of a curfew from 10.00 pm.
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