Rabbi Berel Lazar, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, was diagnosed with coronavirus and is currently under medical supervision, his press service told the Russian TASS news agency on Sunday.
“Rabbi Lazar has been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection. He is under medical supervision. His health is out of danger,” the press service said.
To date, a total of 467,673 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 226,731 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 5,859 fatalities nationwide.
Last month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin revealed in late April that he had tested positive for the virus. The next day, Construction and Housing Minister Vladimir Yakushev, was hospitalized with it, and Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova said last week she was self-isolating after getting infected.
In April, the head of Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting President Vladimir Putin.
Original: Arutz Sheva