Russia’s culture minister tests positive for coronavirus

Russia’s culture minister tests positive for coronavirus

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Published: 00:30 7 May 2020   Updated: 00:35 7 May 2020

Russia`s culture minister tests positive for coronavirus

Russia`s culture minister tests positive for coronavirus

Russia's Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the third members of the cabinet to infected with the virus, news agency TASS reported the information on Wednesday.

Olga Lyubimova has mild symptoms and is continuing to work remotely, her press secretary Anna Usacheva said, according to TASS.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin last week told President Vladimir Putin he had been diagnosed and was temporarily stepping down to recover.

First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov is replacing Mishustin in his absence. Putin said Mishustin was recovering from the virus despite still having a fever.

The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said on Wednesday that the number of cases had risen by more than 10,000 for a fourth consecutive day and stood at 165,929. Russia has recorded 1,537 coronavirus-related deaths. 

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