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Russian PM Mishustin recovers from COVID-19, back to work

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-05-19 18:23

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link in Moscow, Russia April 30, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, previously tested positive for COVID-19, has been discharged from hospital and resumed work, Sputnik reported on Tuesday, citing his spokesman Boris Belyakov.

Mishustin on Tuesday held an online meeting at his office in the government house and is preparing for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belyakovz said.

On Monday, Mishustin chaired an online meeting of the government's infection response coordination council in hospital.

Putin on Tuesday signed a decree restoring Mishustin's power. The decree, published on the Kremlin website, became effective immediately.

After Mishustin said on April 30 that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and was hospitalized, Putin has ordered First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov to temporarily perform Mishustin's duties.

On Thursday, Russian Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova said she has recovered from the virus and returned to work.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov remained hospitalized for COVID-19 infection, while Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev is undergoing treatment at home.

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