Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has been hospitalized for the coronavirus, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
Dmitry Peskov is the fifth senior government official in Russia to get the virus, and the second from within Putin's inner circle.
Russia has the second-fastest-growing coronavirus outbreak in the world. The US is the fastest.Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has been hospitalized for the coronavirus, becoming the fifth senior government official in the country to get the virus.
State-run news agency RIA Novosti broke the news on Tuesday. There are no further details on Peskov's condition.
Peskov is the second official in Putin's administration to get the virus, after Putin's chief of staff Sergei Kiriyenko tested positive in mid-April, according to The Moscow Times.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin also tested positive at the end of April, in addition to Russia's ministers for Construction and Culture. Mishustin has helped lead the country's coronavirus response.