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Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin Tests Positive For COVID-19

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will temporarily perform Mishustin's duties.
01 May 2020 09:42
Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin Tests Positive For COVID-19
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin via teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, on April 30, 2020. (Kremlin photo)

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Kremlin on Thursday.

“I just learned that I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Mishustin told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a video conference, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The prime minister said he has to self-isolate and follow the doctors’ orders. “The government will continue to operate normally,” he added.

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will temporarily perform Mishustin’s duties.

According to the Kremlin, Putin has signed the decree on Belousov’s appointment.

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