Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin has been infected with Covid-19. He said it himself, during the video conference between the Cabinet and President Vladimir Putin, broadcasted by the local TV.
"I just got a word that the test results for coronavirus that I had passed proved positive. I should stay on self-isolation", he said.
Mishustin also told Putin that the government would keep on working as usual, and First Deputy Premier Andrei Belousov will be serving as the Acting Prime Minister, while Mishustin remains in self-isolation. The Russian leader approved Belousov's candidacy.
As of 8 p.m. April 30, Russia reported 106,498 cases of infection with Covid-19. 1,073 people passed away, and another 11,619 recovered. Currently, Russia is ranked eighth in the world in terms of the number of those infected with the coronavirus.
As we reported earlier, Putin prolonged the quarantine in Russia until May 11 as the number of those infected with Covid-19 in the country reached 93,558. "We are no approaching a new, perhaps the most intensive stage of combat with the pandemic," he said during the video conference with 85 Russian governors.