Former Nato chief Javier Solana has coronavirus, says source

Javier Solana attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany Feb 15, 2020.
Javier Solana attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany Feb 15, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (REUTERS) - Former Nato secretary-general Javier Solana was admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, a source told Reuters, adding that his health was evolving positively and that he had been put under observation as a precaution.

Newspaper ABC was first to report on Friday that Solana had been hospitalised for coronavirus in Madrid on Wednesday.

Solana, 77, served as Nat secretary general from 1995-1999, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs from 1999-2009 and was Spain's foreign minister under Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez form 1992-1995.

He attended an event with current Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya on Monday.