12 May 2020 17:03

Kremlin spokesman Peskov confirms that he was diagnosed with Covid-19

MOSCOW. May 12 (Interfax) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told Interfax that he has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

"Yes, I am sick and receiving treatment," Peskov said when asked by Interfax about his condition on Tuesday.

He said he is receiving treatment in hospital.

Peskov's wife, prominent former figure skater Tatyana Navka, confirmed in an interview with the Russian-language publication Daily Storm that they are both in hospital with coronavirus.

"We're in the hospital so as not to [jeopardize] the rest of our family. We decided to go to the hospital. All our family have been in strict isolation. My husband was working. Considering this, there can be only one guess that it's most likely come from him, as he was the first to get sick. He brought this from work," Navka said.

Navka said that both she and Peskov feel well. "I virtually recovered in two days, all of my indicators have normalized, including blood, and there's no fever," she said.

"Dmitry Sergeyevich [Peskov] is also under control, everything is okay with him, we're getting treatment," Navka said.

Peskov is the fourth top-ranking Russian government official publicly reported to have Covid-19.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus infection on April 30. Construction Industry Minister Vladimir Yakushev and Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova have also reportedly been diagnosed with Covid-19.