Coronavirus live updates: Belgium’s foreign minister admitted to ICU for COVID-19

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Coronavirus live updates: Belgium's foreign minister admitted to ICU for COVID-19
Coronavirus live updates: Belgium's foreign minister admitted to ICU for COVID-19

Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes was hospitalized for COVID-19 and admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday evening, a spokesperson told Webtop News.

The 45-year-old’s condition remains stable, the spokesperson said.

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Wilmes, who was the caretaker prime minister of Belgium during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, announced via Twitter on Saturday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, saying that the “contamination probably happened within my family circle given all precautions taken outside of my home.”

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She is the country’s first woman foreign minister, as well as the first and only woman prime minister in Belgian history.

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