Igor Matovic, Slovakia prime minister tests positive for coronavirus
Igor Matovic, the prime minister of Slovakia tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Earlier, he took to the social networking site, Facebook wherein he announced that he contracted the disease.
“Today, I am one of you. I was to spend the Christmas holidays helping out at a hospital. Now my plans will likely be a little different,” he said.
Recently, the Slovakia prime minister attended an EU summit in Brussels which is believed to be where French President Emmanuel Macron got infected as well.
Matovic has cancelled all of his events since his results turned out positive.
Aside from him, Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remisova and Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad also tested positive from COVID-19.
The prime minister of Slovakia is one of the heads of state and government who was infected with coronavirus following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and outgoing US President Donald Trump.
As of posting, Slovakia has already recorded over 146,000 cases of COVID-19 with more than 1,400 fatalities.
COVID-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and other respiratory problems but a patient may also be positive for the disease even without showing any signs.
With the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, leaders of different nations are doing their all in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus which started in Wuhan, China in 2019.
Among the safety protocols that everyone must observe are the following; social/physical distancing, wearing masks especially in public places, and using disinfectant from time to time if possible.