June 1, 2020 / 7:01 AM / a month ago

Armenian PM Pashinyan tests positive for coronavirus

YEREVAN, June 1 (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday said he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, speaking during a Facebook live video.

“I didn’t have any symptoms, I decided to take a test as I was planning to visit the frontline”, said Pashinyan, adding that his whole family was infected.

Armenia, with a population of 3 million, had registered 9,402 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Monday and 139 deaths. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Editing by Alexander Marrow)

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