Coronavirus Updates: Russian prime minister officially returns to work after battling COVID-19

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Coronavirus Updates: Russian prime minister officially returns to work after battling COVID-19
Coronavirus Updates: Russian prime minister officially returns to work after battling COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially returned to work Tuesday after being hospitalized for several weeks with COVID-19, the Kremlin said.

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin had appointed an acting-prime minister in the meantime, Mishustin still held video conferences with ministers from the hospital, sitting up in bed and wearing a suit.

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Putin on Tuesday cancelled his order that appointed an acting-prime minister, allowing Mishutin to formally return to his role, according to the Kremlin. Russian news agencies reported that Mishustin was still in the hospital the previous day.

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Putin’s longtime press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, revealed last week that he was also being treated for COVID-19.

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