12 Oct 2021 10:33

Eleven Duma deputies hospitalized with Covid-19 - LDPR leader Zhirinovsky

MOSCOW. Oct 12 (Interfax) - Eleven State Duma deputies are down with Covid-19, Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said.

"Five deputies [of the previous convocation of the State Duma] are dead, and 11 have been taken to hospital before entering the State Duma building," Zhirinovsky told reporters on Tuesday, as he was commenting on the Covid-19 situation.

The newly elected State Duma convened its first meeting on Tuesday.