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Kamis, 30 April 2020

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tells President Vladimir Putin he has coronavirus - ABC News

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he has tested positive for coronavirus and has told President Vladimir Putin he is temporarily stepping down to recover.

Mr Mishustin, 54, who has been one of the main coordinators of Russia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the first high-ranking Russian official to publicly say they have the virus.

The Prime Minister's case is one of more than 106,000 in Russia, which has recorded just over 1,000 deaths.

"I have found out that the coronavirus tests I had done returned with a positive result," said Mr Mishustin in a televised meeting with Mr Putin.

Two women in surgical masks laughing together in front of St Basil's Cathedral in Russia
Russia this week overtook China and Iran in the number of confirmed cases arising from the global pandemic.(Reuters: Shamil Zhumatov)

Mr Mishustin, who was appointed by Mr Putin in January, suggested that First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov serve as acting prime minister in his absence.

Mr Putin sighed when he heard the news, wished Mr Mishustin a speedy recovery and said he agreed with the proposed replacement.

"What is happening to you can happen to anyone," Mr Putin replied matter-of-factly.

It was not immediately clear when Mr Putin last met with Mr Mishustin in person.

Russian cases surpass China, Iran

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin gestures with his hands while he its at a table with a Russian flag in the background
The Prime Minister's case is one of more than 106,000 in Russia.(Reuters: Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov)

Mr Mishustin said he would remain in contact with members of the government and Mr Putin by phone and video conference despite his condition.

He will spend his self-isolation period at a hospital under the supervision of doctors, his spokesman Boris Belyakov said, without disclosing the exact location where the prime minister would be treated.

Mr Belyakov added that all those who had been in contact with Mr Mishustin would go into self-isolation and be tested for the virus.

Russia's nationwide tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surged past the 100,000 mark on Thursday after a record daily rise in new infections.

Russia this week overtook China and Iran in the number of confirmed cases arising from the global pandemic.

Russia has so far reported 1,073 coronavirus-related deaths, a figure far lower than many of the hardest-hit countries.

Mr Putin has warned the peak of the outbreak was yet to come, and authorities have said there could be a new spike in cases if the population flouts lockdown measures during public holidays in early May.

People in white suits and gas masks use brooms and spray detergent on a street in Moscow.
Russia has so far reported 1,073 coronavirus-related deaths.(AP: Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency)

The world's largest country by territory, Russia has been on lockdown since Mr Putin announced the closure of most public spaces in late March to limit the scope for the virus to spread.

Mr Putin and the cabinet have been holding remote meetings to avoid contact.

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