The Russian Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, along with his deputy, were positively diagnosed with Covid-19, making him the third-highest infected Russian official.
Two more senior officials in the Russian government were positive for the virus that had infected 114,431 people in Russia and more than 3.2 million people worldwide. Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Vladimir Yakushev and Deputy Minister Dmitry Volko were confirmed positive with Covid-19, Tass news agency reported on May 1.
“I will undergo treatment under the supervision of a doctor in one of the city’s hospitals, I will keep in touch,” Minister Yakushev said. On April 30, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was confirmed positive for Covid-19.
So far, three senior Russian government officials have been positive for Covid-19. The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Russia is very complicated. Moscow has effectively controlled the spread of the disease when the disease spread in Wuhan, China, but was unable to prevent the outbreak when the disease was widespread in European countries.
As of May 1, Russia reported 7,933 new infections, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 114,431, including 1,169 deaths, ranking eighth among the countries with the highest number of cases in the world. .
Moscow canceled a series of public events, including a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi victory, during the Great National Guard on May 9, to prevent the spread of the corona virus.