Refat Chubarov / Photo from UNIAN

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

He announced this on Facebook on November 23.

"Against my will, I have become a member of the COVID-19 club. Now the task is, with the help of the Almighty, to leave this club without losses. Take care of yourself!" Chubarov said.

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Coronavirus in Ukraine's parliament

  • On November 11, Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov said that he had contracted COVID-19. He is in self-isolation now and works remotely.
  • On November 12, his first deputy, Ruslan Stefanchuk, said that he had also tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • The Verkhovna Rada canceled the plenary sessions from November 18 to November 20, as many lawmakers and parliament workers had fallen ill.
  • Lawmakers are now working in counties with voters, and the plenary week is set to begin on Tuesday, December 1.