An worker of the Russian authorities who might have examined optimistic for the Covid-19 virus has been put underneath quarantine, and people he had contact with are being monitored.
The worker’s check outcomes have been despatched for extra verification, the federal government mentioned on Thursday. Meanwhile, his colleagues have been positioned underneath commentary and the areas in authorities buildings the place he had been working have been disinfected, it mentioned.
The authorities didn’t supply info on which division of presidency the person works in or what sort of official he’s.
As of Thursday, Russia has reported 840 confirmed circumstances of the Covid-19 virus, with 136 of them in Moscow.
In a televised deal with on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin urged Russians to remain at home and introduced that the subsequent week can be a vacation week. Meanwhile, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin mentioned that every one non-essential companies within the capital will likely be closed from the weekend.
Russian authorities have additionally banned massive public gatherings and introduced that worldwide flights will likely be quickly banned from Friday to halt the unfold of the an infection.
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