Guards in protective masks patrol near the Red Square in Moscow. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman tests positive for Covid-19, as nationwide lockdown is lifted

  • Dmitry Peskov was said to have been at ‘a meeting with Putin’ on April 30, although it was unclear if the president had addressed the meeting electronically
  • News of his illness came as Putin lifted a ‘non-working’ period that had been in place for six weeks, despite a sharp increase in new infections
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Guards in protective masks patrol near the Red Square in Moscow. Photo: EPA-EFE
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