Silvio Berlusconi says he is fighting ‘hellish’ case of coronavirus

Former Italy PM claims doctors have told him he is ‘No 1’ in terms of severity of viral load

Silvio Berlusconi has said doctors at the hospital treating him for Covid-19 told him he was “No 1” for the severity of his viral load and that he is fighting to emerge from a “hellish” illness.

The former Italian prime minister, who was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital on Thursday, made the comments in a phone call to a candidate from his Forza Italia party during a regional elections rally in the Aosta Valley.

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