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Kremlin spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19
BY 2020-05-13 08:55:52

MOSCOW, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, Russian media reported Tuesday.

"Yes, I got sick. I am receiving medical help," Peskov told the TASS news agency when asked whether he had been infected with the novel coronavirus disease.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova and Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev are also among the Russian officials infected with COVID-19.

Russia has reported 232,243 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, making the country's tally the world's second highest, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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