President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyand, the head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, were on Monday diagnosed with COVID-19, and are presently in isolated wards at the hospital, online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda reported on Thursday.
Mykhailo Podoliak, an advisor to the president’s office, told Pravda that everything is quite strict, regulated by protocol. “They are in Feofania hospital. There is a special office where the president can hold meetings”, he added.
According to Podoliak, a communication channel has been set up in Zelensky’s ward, allowing him to keep to his regular work schedule while under isolation.
A total of 500,865 COVID-19 cases, with 9,145 deaths, have been registered in Ukraine as of Thursday, while 227,694 patients have recovered, according to the country’s health ministry.