Currently, the minister receives treatment in a Moscow hospital.
Earlier, Russia PM Mikhail Mishustin was infected with Covid-19. First Deputy Premier Andrei Belousov was serving as the Acting Prime Minister, while Mishustin remained in self-isolation. The Russian leader approved Belousov's candidacy.
Besides, Spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov was also infected.
As reported before, China reported registering its first vaccine against coronavirus. It is stated that the application for the patent was filed in March but it was approved only now. The patent is issued by the National Intellectual Property Administration.
The research in the first two stages showed the efficiency and safety of the sample. The last stage would take place in the form of mass testing. The duration of protection, the safe dose for different categories of people will be determined at the last stage of testing of the vaccine.
In addition, Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Virologist Andrew Pekosz stated whether coronavirus might be transmitted through food.