Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has tested positive for coronavirus.
He personally made the announcement on Tuesday.
“I am receiving treatment,” State news agency TASS quoted him as saying.
The 52-year-old explained that the last time he met with Putin was one month ago.
Earlier, Russia Prime Minister, Mikhali Mishustinand and two ministers tested positive for COVID 19
President Putin has been working remotely for a month to avoid contracting the virus.
Regional officials had been directed to determine when to lift stricter quarantine restrictions at local levels.
Russia has recorded 232,000 cases of coronavirus and 2,100 deaths.