Armenian Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinyan revealed Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“I didn’t have any symptoms,” Pashinyan said in a live video on Facebook. “I decided to take a test as I was planning to visit the front line.”
The prime minister said his entire family has also been infected.
Armenia, which has a population of around 3 million, has reported more than 9,400 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 139 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.
– Sweden reports no new deaths for 1st time in 11 weeks
Sweden has reported zero coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 13.
Just last week, the Scandinavian nation reported the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe per capita over a seven-day period.
Sweden has drawn both international praise and criticism by choosing to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic rather than instituting a lockdown.
More than 37,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 4,395 have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.