Ukraine President’s Wife Hospitalized With Moderate COVID-19

By Reuters
June 16, 2020Europe
Ukraine President’s Wife Hospitalized With Moderate COVID-19
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena Zelenska attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan's head of state in Tokyo, Japan, on Oct. 22, 2019. (Carl Court/Pool via Reuters)

KYIV—The wife of Ukraine’s President, Olena Zelenska, was hospitalized after contracting CCP virus and her condition was stable, the presidential office said on June 16, adding a fresh test of her husband showed he remained negative.

Zelenska said last week she had tested positive for CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, while her husband Volodymyr Zelenskiy and their two children had tested negative. The President also canceled all meetings and visits.

“Olena Zelenska’s current diagnosis is COVID-19—bilateral polysegmental pneumonia of moderate severity. (She) Does not require oxygen donation. The condition is stable,” the office said in a statement.

It said Olena was isolated and under medical supervision. The new tests of the President and children were negative.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during a press conference after a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on Dec. 9, 2019. (Charles Platiau/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine went into lockdown in March, preventing a massive spread of CCP virus. In late May the government began to ease the restrictions, allowing restaurants, gyms, and public transport to operate. Since June 15, the country resumed air flights to and from the country.

However, in recent days Ukraine has seen a significant rise in CCP virus cases, which the government attributes to the neglect by citizens of medical steps to contain the infection.

“We all confused the mitigation of quarantine measures with the complete abolition of all restrictions that exist in the country,” health minister Maksym Stepanov told a televised briefing on Tuesday.

Ukraine reported 32,476 CCP virus cases as of June 16, including 912 deaths.

By Pavel Polityuk

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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