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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in hospital, news agencies reported. “I am sick. I am being treated,” said Peskov, quoted by Russian news agencies TASS and Interfax.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman tested positive for the coronavirus and is now in hospital under treatment for COVID-19. “Yes, I have become ill. They are treating me,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on May 12.
Dmitry Peskov Test Positive For COVID19
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized for the coronavirus, making him the fifth highest-ranking government official in the country to contract the virus. State news agency RIA Novosti broke the news on Tuesday. There are no further details on Peskov’s condition. Peskov is the second official in the Putin administration to contract the virus, after Putin’s chief of staff Sergei Kiriyenko tested positive in mid-April, according to The Moscow Times.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin also tested positive at the end of April, in addition to Russia’s ministers for Construction and Culture. Mishustin has helped lead the country’s coronavirus response.
Although Russia registered relatively few cases of coronavirus at the beginning of the outbreak, the situation has worsened greatly in recent weeks. Last week, Russia was reported to be experiencing the second fastest growing outbreak in the world. The United States is the first. Since last week, the country has registered more than 10,000 new cases each day, according to Worldometer. At least 2,116 people have died.