Ukraine's president to self-isolate after First Lady tests positive for COVID-19
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to self-isolate after First Lady Olena Zelenska tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
"Volodymyr Zelensky's health condition allows him to continue performing official duties. The head of state has tested for the coronavirus. His results are negative," the press service of the Office of the President said.
A special protocol was introduced for the president's work in line with the current legislation and epidemiological requirements.
Every day, Zelensky will undergo enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests along with physical health checks. He will limit physical communication and switch to online meetings.
Face-to-face meetings suggesting communication with the president in person are not to be held in the coming days. His participation in mass events and working trips outside Kyiv have been cancelled.
Only bodyguards and personal assistants will be able to communicate with the president in person.
"Exceptions to this protocol are possible only in the event of an emergency, which will require an immediate response from the head of state in accordance with his constitutional powers," the press service said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, First Lady Olena Zelenska tested positive for the coronavirus. She feels well and has no COVID-19 symptoms.