Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose coronavirus infection became known the day before, spoke about his condition. According to the former head of the Cabinet, he feels well and continues to work. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
In his speech, Berlusconi stressed that he had never downplayed the severity of the epidemic, but he was hopeful about his health. “I no longer have a fever, I have no pain, and I want to calm you down — I feel quite well and continue to work,” the politician said.
He noted that he was isolated in his Villa near Milan. However, Berlusconi intends to continue preparations from there for regional and partial administrative elections to be held in the Apennines on September 20-21. They are attended by candidates from his party “Forward, Italy”.
Silvio Berlusconi served as Prime Minister of Italy in 1994-1995, 2001-2006 and 2008-2011. In 2010, an investigation was launched against him in the “ruby case”, in which the then Prime Minister was accused of sexual relations with a minor. In 2015, the court acquitted Berlusconi, but this case cost him the post of head of government.