Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishstin was found to have a coronavirus. He himself said this during a video communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The footage of the meeting was shown on the Russia 24 TV channel.
According to Mishustin, the test results have just become known. Mishustin said that he intends to observe the quarantine regime, and suggested appointing First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov as Acting Prime Minister. Putin supported this candidacy and signed a decree that Belousov begins to act as Mishustin.
“It has just become known that the tests that I passed for coronavirus have yielded a positive result. In this regard, in accordance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor, I must comply with the self-isolation, comply with the prescription of doctors. This must be done in order to protect my colleagues”.