Armenia’s prime minister tests positive for Covid-19



Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus as the rate of new infections soared in the south Caucasus nation.

Pashinyan announced his infection in a self-recorded video message published on Facebook on Monday.

“My coronavirus test was positive yesterday,” he said, adding that his wife – journalist Anna Hakobyan – and their four children also had COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Pashinyan said he had no “visible symptoms” of the virus and would be working from home.

The ex-Soviet republic of about three million has so far reported 9,492 cases of the coronavirus and 139 deaths.

Coronavirus patients have overwhelmed Armenia’s hospitals and last week health officials said intensive care treatment could be soon restricted to patients with the best chance of survival.

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