Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday, as seen in this screenshot from the social media app Telegram, used widely in Russia.

From the independent journalism site Moscow Times:

Mishustin, who was appointed prime minister in January, has played a leading role in Russia's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mishustin, who told President Vladimir Putin of his diagnosis, is now self-isolating and has temporarily stepped back from his work as prime minister, the state-run Rossiya 24 television channel reported.

Mishustin diagnosis was revealed on the same day the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Russia surpassed 100,000 in a record one-day surge.


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