Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov was hospitalized with COVID-19. It is reported by the Independent. The news was confirmed by state media late on Tuesday evening.
Other infected politicians in the government of Russia:
- Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin;
- the Minister of culture Olga Lyubimova;
- Minister of construction Vladimir Yakushev.
The Russian President spent the last month in isolation outside of Moscow at his residence. According to Peskov, the President, to allow only those who passed the test for the coronavirus.
“Yeah, I got sick. Treated”, — said Peskov told TASS answering the question of whether he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
In an interview with Russian media, the press Secretary of the President said that he was in the hospital.
In early April, the journalists LIFE noticed Peskov with a special badge – the”virus blocker”. Moreover, the press Secretary said that he doubted the effectiveness of “blocker”.
“I do not know helps or not. I bought in a drugstore. Everyone is wearing everything he can from the point of view of preventive measures”, — said Peskov.
The “virus blocker” has side effects. It can be caused by chlorine dioxide, which is impregnated with a badge. Inhalation of fumes of chlorine can cause confusion and breathing problems.
The wife of the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the skater Tatiana Navka also hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the Daily Storm.
On Monday the President of Russia announced a limited return to work, but it seems that this order is contrary to epidemiological data indicating that the Russian crisis is still far from complete. According to Worldometers, as of may 12, Russia was 232 243 cases, including 10 899 for the last day.