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Berlusconi's health condition is improving, personal doctor says

FILE PHOTO: Former Italian Prime Minister and leader of the Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party Silvio Berlusconi attends a rally ahead of a regional election in Emilia-Romagna, in Ravenna, Italy, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

ROME (Reuters) - The health of Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, hospitalized after contracting Covid-19, is improving, his doctor Alberto Zangrillo said in a statement on Monday.

“The overall clinical condition is improving,” the statement said.

After testing positive on Wednesday, Berlusconi, 83, was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital late on Thursday and diagnosed with mild pneumonia affecting both lungs.

Three of Berlusconi’s children, Barbara, Luigi and Marina, the chairman of Fininvest, also tested positive to the disease.

Reporting by Angelo Amante, editing by Gavin Jones

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