Monday, March 16, 2020

Archduke Karl tests positive for Covid-19

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Archduke Karl of Austria, the 59-year-old head of the House of Habsburg, has tested positive for the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

From his home in Lower Austria, the archduke told a reporter from the Austrian newspaper,  Krone, that he said felt weak, but was optimistic.   "Don't panic, the Austrian authorities are acting  excellently," he said.  "I am doing reasonably well.  You feel a little depressed like a fly, but the symptoms do not go away quickly."

He believes he caught the infection in Geneva, as many of the attendees were from Milan.

"I had cough and lung problems, which I reported to the local officials," Karl said.  "A team in protective suits  did the five minute test."

 The day after, a policeman gave the archduke the news that the test was positive."

Karl is at his home and offered his thanks to "everyone who looked after me very nicely and correctly."

The archduke travels the world as a cultural officer. He is quick to offer appreciation for Austria's professionalism in dealing with the coronavirus.  The reporter asked him if he was worried or fearful?

"I am in contact with the family, the three children and friends over the phone and the computer.  Business as usual, that is, a normal working day."  But for the archduke, noted:  "Not really, as I am usually not at home for so long."

1 comment:

BlueSaphire70 said...

I wish him a speedy and full recovery!