The mayor's office noted that the political opponents of the mayor are engaged in the production and spread of fake information.
"Kharkiv City Council and its Executive Committee declare with full responsibility: there is no threat to the life of mayor Hennadiy Kernes. The wave of rumors about his alleged death, which covered Kharkiv's public and social networks last night, is nothing more than a fake," the message says.
The City Council also clarified that Kernes is being treated in a department where it is forbidden to use gadgets. Therefore, the mayor cannot record a video message to the people.
"We focus on the fact that the Charite clinic is one of the best medical institutions in the world, which never puts its reputation under attack by concealing or falsifying information about its patient's health," the mayor said.
In addition, the clinic where Kernes is being treated reported that the mayor's health is improving.
As it was reported earlier, Hennadiy Kernes appeared to be sick with coronavirus. Some sources reported that he fell into a coma, but the information was not confirmed. It is known that the disease of Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes was severe.
Kernes used to be in the 17th city hospital of Kharkiv with coronavirus and pneumonia caused by it. The condition of the Kharkiv mayor was noted as stable and severe, but the issue of his transportation and treatment abroad was not initially considered.
However, on September 15, it was reported that due to the deteriorating health of Hennadiy Kernes, his friends and relatives were considering options for transportation to one of the European countries. The initial place for transportation was Vienna, but then Germany became a priority.