Italian PM tests positive for COVID-19

Mario Draghi, Italian Prime Minister

© APA | Mario Draghi, Italian Prime Minister

# 18 April 2022 15:27 (UTC +04:00)

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, his office confirmed, APA reports citing Teletrader.

The statement reported that the prime minister was asymptomatic, but will not attend the trip to the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Congo later this week. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Ecology Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani will lead the delegation to Africa instead.

The prime minister was supposed to discuss Italy's reliance on Russian gas and find alternative sources for its supplies during the visit.