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Crown prince tests positive for coronavirus



Prince Guillaume accompanies the Grand Ducal Couple to numerous representative and institutional activities. Photo: LaLa La Photo 2018/Archives

Prince Guillaume accompanies the Grand Ducal Couple to numerous representative and institutional activities. Photo: LaLa La Photo 2018/Archives

Luxembourg’s crown prince Guillaume tested positive for covid-19, the palace announced in an official statement on Tuesday. This news comes a week after the grand duke was said to have caught the virus. 

The infection was discovered through a self-test and confirmed through a PCR test, the statement reads. “His Royal Highness is currently symptom-free and in good health. He will resume his duties at the end of the isolation period,” the grand duke’s court explained on its website. 

Crown prince Guillaume tested positive a week after grand duke Henri’s status was revealed.  Prince Guillaume isn’t the only public figure to catch the coronavirus: shortly prior to the grand duke, interior minister Taina Bofferding (LSAP)  went into isolation following a positive rapid antigen test. Last year, justice minister Sam Tanson, energy minister Claude Turmes and housing minister Henri Kox (all Déi Gréng) contracted the virus. 

Prime minister Xavier Bettel (DP) spent several days in hospital after becoming infected with the coronavirus in July 2021, following his first coronavirus vaccine jab.