March 23, 2020 / 1:45 PM / 12 days ago

Spain's deputy PM Carmen Calvo hospitalized with respiratory infection

FILE PHOTO: Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo speaks in parliament in Madrid, Spain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo was hospitalized on Sunday with respiratory infection and is awaiting coronavirus test results, the government said in a statement on Monday.

“The deputy Prime Minister went to a hospital yesterday afternoon and after medical tests were carried out doctors decided she had to remain there to receive treatment for a respiratory infection,” the statement said.

Calvo, born in 1957, was tested for coronavirus and the results will be released as soon as they are known, the statement added.

Reporting by Nathan Allen and Inti Landauro; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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