Swiss president tests positive for coronavirus

Swiss President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has tested positive for COVID-19, said a government statement on Thursday, News.Az reports citing Xinhua. 

"At the end of Wednesday afternoon, the President of the Confederation Ignazio Cassis underwent a PCR test in view of his participation in the Munich Security Conference. The test came back positive and the president went into self-isolation this morning as soon as he learned of the test result," the statement said.

It added that Cassis has no symptoms and is in good health, and will continue his work from home until Sunday.

"Until then, he will not participate in any planned events and will therefore not attend the Munich Security Conference, which will take place on Friday and Saturday this week," the statement said.


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