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Italy's Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized with pneumonia after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized with pneumonia after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
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The former prime minister of Italy has been hospitalized "as a precautionary measure," according to his center-right party Forza Italia. Hours before he was admitted, he told supporters that he felt "quite well."

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister and ex-owner of AC Milan, was hospitalized on Friday and diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.