Ukraine President Zelensky Tests Positive For Coronavirus

 Ukraine President Zelensky Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a press conference after a meeting with president of the European Council at the European Council in Brussels on June 5, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

President Zelensky disclosed this on Monday, November 9, 2020, noting that he is feeling fine as infections surged in the Country.

The 42-year-old leader said on his Facebook account that his temperature was 37.5C but that he felt “good”; adding that he will self-isolate and continue to perform his duties.

He said: “Most people overcome COVID-19 and I will get through this too.”

The head of President Zelensky’s Office, Andriy Yermak, also said he had contracted the virus.

In June, President Zelensky’s wife, Olena Zelenska, was hospitalised after contracting the virus but has recovered.

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the ex-Soviet Country of 40 million people reported a record of 10,746 new coronavirus infections.

Ukraine, one of Europe’s poorest Countries, last week imposed fines on people who refuse to wear face masks in public places.

Officials have repeatedly criticised the general public for ignoring social distancing rules and other anti-virus restrictions, threatening to reintroduce a lockdown that was lifted in June.

In a bid to halt the spread of the virus, the Country is considering whether to introduce a partial lockdown on weekends, with only essential businesses such as grocery stores allowed to remain open.

Since the start of the pandemic, Ukrainian officials have reported more than 469,000 coronavirus cases and 8,565 deaths across the Country.

President Zelensky is latest in a long line of world Leaders to contract the virus, including US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Andrzej Duda of Ukraine’s neighbour Poland.

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