Ukrainian President tests positive for COVID-19

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be working in self-isolation while being treated.
November 10, 2020 | 09:38
vietnams top leader to address opening ceremony of 37th asean summit on nov 12 Vietnam's top leader to address opening ceremony of 37th ASEAN Summit on Nov 12
joe biden becomes the hottest topic on chinese social media platforms Joe Biden becomes the hottest topic on Chinese social media platforms
book on late cuban president fidel and vietnam introduced to the public Book on late Cuban President Fidel and Vietnam introduced to the public
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (Photo: NBC News)

There are no lucky people in the world for whom COVID-19 does not pose a threat,” Zelenskiy tweeted. “However, I feel good. I promise to isolate myself and I continue to work.”

Zelenkiy said he was running a temperature of 99.5 Fahrenheit.

The 42-year-old Zelenskiy became president in 2019 as a political neophyte, previously known as an actor and comedian. He became popular in the country for a TV sitcom, “Servant of the People,” in which he played the role of a teacher who unexpectedly becomes president after making a rant about corruption that goes viral. He handily defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko, AP reported.

Ukraine’s coronavirus infections began surging in late summer and have put the country’s underpaid doctors and underequipped hospitals under severe pressure.

On Monday, Ukraine reported 8,867 new cases of infection and 115 deaths over the past day. Throughout the pandemic, 8,565 people have died of COVID-19 in the country.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced his condition on Twitter (Photo: Captured)
Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced his condition on Twitter (Photo: Captured)

With the positive result, Ukrainian President joined the long list of world leaders who contracted the novel coronavirus.

Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 2, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected. Trump is 74, putting him at higher risk of serious complications.

The British prime minister Boris Johnson was the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19. He was moved to intensive care in April after his symptoms dramatically worsened a day after he was hospitalized for what were called routine tests. He was given oxygen but did not need a ventilator, officials said. He later expressed his gratitude to National Health Service staff for saving his life when his treatment could have "gone either way."

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced his illness in July and used it to publicly extol hydroxychloroquine, the unproven malaria drug that he'd been promoting as a treatment for COVID-19 and was taking himself. For months he had flirted with the virus as he flouted physical distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask.

Besides, Polish president, Honduras president, Guatemalan president, Indian’s Vice-President also contracted the virus.

world breaking news today november 10 pfizer biontechs covid 19 vaccine proves 90 percent effective World breaking news today (November 10): Pfizer, BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90 percent effective

World breaking news today (November 10): Pfizer, BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90 percent effective. Meanwhile, Trump says he's fired Defense Secretary, Russian helicopter shot down ...

covid 19 updates november 9 vietnam records no new covid 19 case COVID-19 Updates (November 9): Vietnam records no new COVID-19 case

No new COVID-19 case was recorded from 6pm on November 8 to 6am on November 9, reported the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and ...

annual vietnam festival in japan opens in tokyo Annual Vietnam Festival in Japan opens in Tokyo

Lasting until November 8, the festival features traditional dishes and art performances, with visitors required to wear masks and get their body temperatures checked at ...

Jasmine Le
Phiên bản di động