Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with Coronavirus, announces during a video meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Mishustin, 54, Appointed PM in January and played a vital role in Russia’s response to end Coronavirus.
Mikhail Mishustin went in isolation and temporarily stepped down as PM. Putin appoint First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov as acting prime minister.
“I have to observe self-isolation and follow orders of doctors. This is necessary to protect my colleagues,” he told Putin, promising to be in constant contact “on all the main issues.” said Mikhail Mishustin
Putin said that what happened to Mishustin could happen to anyone. Putin began working remotely at the start of April, a week after visiting Russia’s main Coronavirus hospital in Moscow whose chief doctor tested positive for the deadly virus soon after the president’s visit.