President Zelensky has contracted the coronavirus / Photo from UNIAN

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He announced this on Telegram on November 9.

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"There are no lucky ones in the world for whom COVID-19 would not pose a threat. Despite all the quarantine measures, I have also got a positive result. I have 37.5, and I wish everyone 36.6! However, I feel good," Zelensky said.

The president said he would be self-isolating and continue working.

Coronavirus in the Zelensky family

  • On June 12, the president's wife, Olena Zelenska, tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On June 16, she was hospitalized in Kyiv.
  • On July 3, the President's Office announced that Zelenska had recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from the hospital.
  • On August 21, Volodymyr Zelensky said that their son had contracted COVID-19 simultaneously with his wife.