Russian construction minister tests positive for COVID-19


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MOSCOW, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Russian Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Vladimir Yakushev and his deputy Dmitry Volkov have tested positive for COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing the press service of the ministry.

"I will undergo treatment under the supervision of doctors in one of the city hospitals. I will stay in touch," Yakushev said.

On Thursday, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Russia has registered 114,431 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, up by a new daily record of 7,933.