Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that he has contracted the coronavirus.
Mishustin made the announcement during talks with President Vladimir Putin.
Mishustin stated that he will remain in self-isolation for the time being, but added that his cabinet will continue to operate and that he will stay in touch.
Mishustin’s first deputy, Andrey Belousov, will be filling in for him in his position.
But the final decision on economic aid to Russian citizens will be cleared with the prime minister.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK