The palace of Monaco announced that its ruler, Prince Albert II, has tested positive for the new coronavirus but his health is not worrying.
Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said he contracted the virus.
In a statement Thursday, the palace said he is being treated by doctors from The Princess Grace Hospital, named after his U.S. actress mother.
It says Albert is continuing to work from his home office in the palace and is in constant contact with members of his government.
In the statement, Albert urged his people to respect confinement measures.
Albert is the second child of Princess Grace — formerly Grace Kelly — and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
He and his wife, the former Charlene Wittstock, have twin children.