Russia foreign minister self-isolates after exposure to coronavirus case

WION Web Team
Moscow, Russia Published: Oct 27, 2020, 10.53 PM(IST)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Photograph:( AFP )

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Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the minister "feels well", but that planned visits and meetings will be postponed to a later date.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the minister "feels well", but that planned visits and meetings will be postponed to a later date.

On Monday, Lavrov was on a working visit to Athens where he was photographed wearing a mask during meetings with Greek officials -- only the second time Lavrov was seen wearing a mask at a public event since the start of the outbreak.

Lavrov had been due to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday for talks with top officials and on Thursday he had planned a visit to Belgrade for a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

Russia has the fourth-highest virus caseload in the world, with a total of 1,547,774 registered infections and 26,589 deaths.

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