President of European Parliament hospitalized with pneumonia

President of European Parliament hospitalized with pneumonia

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli has spent the last few days in the hospital with pneumonia.

His spokesman Roberto Quillo announced this on Twitter.

“European Parliament President David Sassoli was taken to Strasbourg Hospital on Wednesday, September 15,” the spokesman said.

Medics diagnosed Sassoli with pneumonia and began treatment immediately, he said. The MEP president is now in good condition.

Five days ago, the spokesman said that because of a fever at night, Sassoli took a test for coronavirus and the result was negative. However, his doctor advised him to rest for a few days. As a result, all items on the EP president’s agenda until September 20 were canceled.

Sassoli was vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Sassoli, an Italian Social Democrat, became president of the European Parliament in 2019. He is expected to step down at the end of his term in January, although he is believed to be seeking a second term.

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