Russian FM self-isolating after coronavirus patient contact

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who has the coronavirus, the Sputnik news agency reported Tuesday, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"Because of the contact with a person who has COVID-19, Sergei Lavrov will self-isolate. Visits and meetings that were planned will be postponed," the ministry said, according to the report.

Lavrov is feeling well, it added.