Ukraine”s president has examined optimistic for COVID-19, his press service introduced on Monday.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 42, whose spouse contracted the illness a number of months in the past, “feels effectively and can proceed to carry out his duties by teleworking, in isolation,” an announcement mentioned.

“I’ve a 37.5°C fever,” Zelensky mentioned on Fb. “Most (folks) are overcoming COVID-19. I will get by way of it too,” he added.

The pinnacle of his administration, Andriï Lermak, mentioned on Fb that he additionally examined optimistic and was feeling effectively.

“I really feel good,” mentioned Lermak, who confirmed he’ll nonetheless take part in a video convention of advisers of the Ukrainian, Russian, French and German heads of state on the peace course of in japanese Ukraine.

In June, Zelenskyy mentioned in an interview that he had considered intentionally infecting himself to point out his compatriots that the illness was “scary” however was not “the plague”. His workforce had dissuaded him from doing so.

This former Soviet republic with a inhabitants of about 40 million folks and a really dilapidated public well being system has seen a dramatic enhance within the pandemic in latest weeks, with tens of hundreds of latest circumstances each day.

In whole, practically 470,000 circumstances of coronavirus have been recorded thus far in Ukraine, together with 8,687 deaths.

The nation is “near a well being disaster” as a result of lack of obtainable beds and medical workers, warned the well being minister, Maksym Stepanov, final week.

He introduced tighter restrictions on Monday. Below such measures, solely important retailers and providers akin to meals shops, pharmacies and public transport would proceed to function and all deliberate surgical procedures all through the nation could be postponed in the interim.

The authorities are contemplating extra restrictions on the inhabitants on weekends to try to cease the epidemic.


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