Italy’s leader of ruling Democratic party tests positive to coronavirus


The leader of Italy’s co-ruling Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti, has admitted he had been tested positive for coronavirus as Italy struggles to cope with the health care crisis sparked by the disease.

“The doctors have told me that I am positive for COVID-19,” the politician said in a video he published in Facebook, referring to the official name of the deadly disease that originated from China.

The man, who is also the president of the central Italian province of Lazio, where Rome is located, assured his followers that he “is fine but would have to stay home” for some time. He wished “courage” to everyone and said he would continue his work from home.

The politician also called on Italians not to panic and said he would like to “set a good example” by following the recommendations of the medics. He went on to say he would “fight” since fighting “is the right thing to do for the country at the moment.”