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2020-05-12

Russian President Vladimir Putin's coronavirus spokesman tests positive

Image:-Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov listens during Russian President Vladimir Putin's

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and was receiving hospital treatment, Russian news agencies reported.

"Yes, I'm ill. I am receiving treatment,' the Interfax news agency quoted Peskov as saying.

The TASS news agency reported that Peskov said he last met Putin in person over a month ago. The Kremlin says Putin's health is strictly protected and he is getting the best medical treatment that Russia has to offer.

Putin, who worked remotely from his residence outside Moscow and held many meetings via video conferencing, had a face-to - face meeting with Igor Sechin, head of oil giant Rosneft, earlier Tuesday.

Peskov, the spokesman for Putin, is the latest high-profile government or official in the Kremlin to fall ill with the new virus.

At the end of April, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told Putin he had been diagnosed with the virus and was stepping down temporarily to recover.

Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova tested positive earlier this month, her spokeswoman said, and Building Minister Vladimir Yakushev and one of his deputies were previously diagnosed with the virus.

Russian factory and construction workers returned to work Tuesday despite a new surge in coronavirus cases that gave Russia the world's second-highest number of infections after the US.

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