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Russia PM back at work after bout with coronavirus

Several cabinet ministers and Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov also have been infected
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a videoconference

Agencies   |   Moscow   |   Published 19.05.20, 09:05 PM

Russia’s Prime Minister has fully resumed his duties after recovering from the coronavirus.

Mikhail Mishustin, 54, announced that he had been infected in a televised call with President Vladimir Putin on April 30. On Tuesday, Mishustin’s office said that he has checked out of the hospital and returned to his duties in the cabinet headquarters. He is set to take part in a video conference with President Vladimir Putin later in the day.

Several cabinet ministers and Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov also have been infected. Peskov said that he had double pneumonia caused by the virus. He noted that he had not met with Putin in person for more than a month. Putin has limited public appearances and held most of his meetings online during the virus pandemic.

Annual inflation

Russia’s annual inflation will not exceed 4 per cent this year, economy minister Maxim Reshetnikov said on Tuesday.

Businesses across the country have been forced to temporarily close or work remotely since late March in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. 

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