Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski returned to work on Monday after testing positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago. He was admitted to the hospital where he could be properly isolated.
He has now “finally” tested negative, the 42-year-old politician reports on Facebook. The president only had mild symptoms. “It will be a busy day, but I am so delighted to be able to return to work normally,” said the former comedian.
The Ukrainian authorities are making frantic efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
The government previously decided that non-essential companies should shut down at the weekend, but later acknowledged that a full lockdown would have been better. However, that would damage the Ukrainian economy too much.
Zelenski pointed out to his fellow countrymen that masks, sufficient exercise and distance are mandatory “to give us hope”. In the country of 40 million inhabitants, more than 11,000 people have died from Covid-19.