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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Photo Credit: Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that he has contracted COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

“Yes, I have fallen ill,” he said, answering a corresponding question. “I am receiving treatment.”

Peskov informed TASS that he had seen Russian President Vladimir Putin in person for the last time over a month ago.

“Over a month [ago],” the spokesman said, answering a question on when he last saw Putin in person.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was diagnosed with COVID-19, along with Minister of Construction Vladimir Yakushev and Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova. Mishustin has been receiving hospital treatment since April 30, with doctors noting a positive dynamic of the treatment.

Source: TASS, May 12, 2020