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Russia’s prime minister has coronavirus, he tells Putin

English Edition 2 May 2020 - 3:25 PM
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Mikhail Mishustin is temporarily stepping down as prime minister of the Russian Federation while he recovers from coronavirus, he told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

The 54-year-old suggested First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov – an economist and former Putin aide – serve as acting prime minister in his absence.

Putin, who was listening on a televised video conference, sighed when he heard the news, wished Mishustin a speedy recovery and said he agreed with the proposed replacement. / aljazeera 

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