Looks like could be something very serious, given his age and health condition, I am afraid there could be very bad news.
Their physical contact with so many people and not taking any preventative measure, exposed to the virus is, sadly, inevitable.
Yes, they're saying cold symptoms, and very well may be just a common cold or flu. Could also be COVID-19, we don't know. But likely he got sick meeting and greeting large groups of people in Italy, and both him and most people did not wear masks. Seemed like a decision to quell fears in people rather than putting his health at a priority.
I totally got what I wanted. It's better to be in a country actively working with the outbreak than in one where the numbers are suppressed for political and personal reasons. The probability to get infected is low regardless, but probability of getting a good care in the US is unmatched with that in HK. Check, check, check. Will be back to HK sometime in May
Working "with" the outbreak is a good choice of words. I thought only mainlanders had such an infallable/unflappable view of their govenment.
Thus far BC (just 1 province) has done more tests than ALL of the USA. And US hospitals happy to bill $3000US for a test! Meanwhile in South Korea drive thru tests are avilable for free.