Prince Albert of Monaco opens up about lingering Covid-19 symptoms months on

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Prince Albert (Photo: Getty Images)
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  • Prince Albert says he was experiencing Covid-19 symptoms three months after his diagnosis.
  • The reigning prince of Monaco, who contracted the virus in March, says in a new interview: "This virus stays with you quite a while."
  • One of the symptoms included fatigue. "There were times during the day when it just hit," he says.

Prince Albert says: "The virus stays with you quite a while."

The reigning prince of Monaco contracted Covid-19 back in March. At the time Prince Albert described his symptoms as "mild", with the palace stating: "His state of health is not a source of concern."

In a new interview with People, however, he speaks of new symptoms weeks later, lasting well into June.

"Immediately after my quarantine, I felt better, but I still didn't feel quite right," Prince Albert says.

The prince speaks of his symptoms, which included "moments of marked fatigue... two, three times a week".

"There were times during the day when it just hit, but not like the kind of drowsiness you feel after a heavy meal. It was really just an experience of physical fatigue, like the kind that comes on when you've done too much or when you're coming off an illness," he elaborates. "This virus stays with you quite a while."

Following his quarantine period, Prince Albert returned home to Princess Charlene and their twins Gabriella and Jacques, who recently participated in festivities for Monaco's National Day for the first time this year.

Of Monaco's current Covid-19 state, Prince Alberts says: "We have very low numbers. The latest report I received this morning is 18 people in hospital, only four in intensive care, and just one new case over the weekend. So those are pretty good numbers. The index, the number of people infected per population is one of — if not the lowest — in Europe, so we're holding on but we have to keep everybody in tow by keeping up with masks and other elements of social distancing and hand sanitisers."

He says strict laws and security measures will be put into place around the Christmas and New Year period.

"People have been pretty good at abiding by these principles, and, of course, we've increased our controls and fines for those who don't," he says. "Things are going as well as they could and that's why we've been able to keep the restaurants and other commercial outlets open."   

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