Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, whom Vladimir Putin ordered to lead the response to the outbreak COVID-19 in the country, was in the hospital after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.
The politician told about the diagnosis during a television a video call with President Putin on Thursday, April 30, in the evening.
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I just found out that the tests that I passed for the presence of coronavirus, has returned positive results, Respectively, fulfilling the requirements of doctors, I’ll go to the isolation. It is necessary to do to protect my colleagues, “—said Mishustin.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the temperature rose to 39°C. other symptoms is not known. During the conversation, Putin said Mishustin will be taken to the hospital.
His responsibilities will temporarily fulfill the first Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.
At the moment in Russia it is registered more than 100,000 cases of infection COVID-19.
In his speech Mishustin urged Russians to take seriously the disease and to follow strict rules of isolation. Earlier this week, Putin announced that it will extend the quarantine on may day, a parade in honor of the Second world war will be postponed.