On Friday Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska announced that she had tested positive for the covid-19 amid a rise in infections.
The 42-year-old Ukranian added that her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, and their two children tested negative. The first lady said that she felt fine and was self-isolating.
She said the positive test was a surprise as she and her husband have sought to follow social distancing rules and protected themselves.
She stated on her Instagram page as follows;
Loosening quarantine does not mean that COVID-19 has disappeared. The danger is not over, it is close. Closer than we may think.
Today I received a positive test for coronavirus. Unexpected news. Especially considering the fact that my family and I continue to follow all the rules – masks, gloves, a minimum of contacts .
I will say right away that I feel good, but I am in outpatient treatment, isolated from other family members, so as not to endanger them.
Vladimir and the children also passed the test, their results are negative.
On Thursday, Ukrainian authorities said there had been an “alarming” rise in coronavirus cases as the country eases lockdown restrictions.
On Friday, Ukraine reported a total of 29,753 confirmed covid-19 cases and 870 deaths alongside.
Ukraine launched domestic flights on June 5 and will resume international flights on Monday.