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Russian PM Tests Positive For COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed on Thursday that he had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

“It has just become known that the tests I took for the coronavirus have come back positive. In this regard, in accordance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor [the federal sanitary service], I must observe self-isolation and follow the instructions of doctors. This must be done to protect my colleagues,” said Mishustin, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.

The premier noted that he would self-isolate until he recovers from the novel virus and suggested that his deputy Andrey Belousov serves in his place as the acting prime minister. Source