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Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed he has contracted COVID-19.

"Yes, I have fallen ill," he said, answering a corresponding question. "I am receiving treatment."

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Peskov told Russian news agency TASS he had seen Russian President Vladimir Putin in person for the last time over a month ago.

"Over a month [ago]," the spokesman said, answering a question on when he last saw Putin in person.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.