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Coronavirus: Ukraine’s health minister tests positive for COVID-19 as cases rise

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after announcing the country had posted a record number of new cases in a single day.“This is a war, every day the virus takes the lives of Ukrainians,” Stepanov told a televised briefing at which he said 12,524 new cases had been registered in the previous 24 hours, up from the record of 11,787 a day earlier.Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.The number of confirmed infections in Ukraine has now reached 525,176, with 9,508 deaths.Stepanov, 45, later wrote on the Telegram messaging …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya