Rabat – A statement from the royal office announced on Sunday, September 29, that King Mohammed VI has contracted an “acute bilateral pneumonitis of viral original.”
The health condition of the King compelled his personal physician to prescribe a medical rest of a “few days for the monarch,” the statement added.
The royal cabinet added that the King planned to go to France to offer his condolences to the family and relatives of late President Jacques Chirac owing to the “strong and deep relations that have always bound the two families.”
Due to his sickness, the King will send his son, Crown Prince Moulay EL Hassan, to represent him at the official funeral of Chirac.
Chirac died on Thursday, September 26 at the age of 86.