Head of The Euro Parliament Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Published September 21st, 2021 - 07:27 GMT
European Parliament President David Sassoli
European Parliament President David Sassoli attends a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on July 7, 2021. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / POOL / AFP)
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The head of the European Parliament David Sassoli was taken to the hospital several days ago after suffering pneumonia, according to a statement issued Monday. 

Sassoli’s spokesman Roberto Cuillo said he was taken to Hopital Civil in Strasbourg, France on Sept. 15.

"After the necessary medical examinations, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and was immediately treated. He is in good condition," he added.

On the night of Sept. 14, Sassoli suffered from a high fever but tested negative for the coronavirus.

The next day, he failed to chair a session of the European Parliament General Assembly in Strasbourg and missed a speech by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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