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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tests positive for Covid-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reveals that he has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self-isolate himself.

First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will temporarily perform Mishustin’s duties in his absence.

“It just became known that the coronavirus tests I took came back positive, so I must oblige by the self-isolation rules and it’s mandatory [that I do that] for the safety of my colleagues,” Mishustin said in a videoconference with President Vladimir Putin, a segment of which aired on state news channel Russia 24.

While Coronavirus is thumping around globally so far this is the highest-profile case among politicians in Russia, The country has officially reported more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases.



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