An aide says that Poland’s former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 80-year-old Lech Walesa has been hospitalized with a foul case of COVID-19
ByThe Related Press
December 5, 2023, 1:39 PM
WARSAW, Poland — Lech Walesa, Poland’s 80-year-old former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been hospitalized with a foul case of COVID-19, an aide mentioned Tuesday.
A submit on Walesa’s Facebook exhibits him on a hospital mattress with an oxygen masks on, with a caption that claims “I’ve been hit by Covid.” The aide, Marek Kaczmar, informed Polish media that Walesa is severely unwell, however beneath excellent care in a hospital in Gdansk, the Baltic port metropolis the place he lives.
It’s Walesa’s second bout of COVID.
Beginning in 1980, Walesa spearheaded Poland’s pro-democracy Solidarity motion that 9 years later led to the peaceable ouster of communism from Poland and impressed different nations to shed Moscow’s domination.
In 1983 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1990-95 he served as democratic Poland’s first popularly elected president.