Former Ukrainian premier Tymoshenko tests positive for coronavirus
premier Tymoshenko

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in serious condition with a fever, her party’s spokeswoman said, according to Reuters.

Tymoshenko, 59, who twice served as premier before her defeat in the 2010 presidential election, became the first high-profile Ukrainian politician known to have contracted Covid-19. Parliament has been on summer vacation since mid-July.

“Her condition is assessed as serious, her temperature is up to 39 (Celsius),” the spokeswoman for her party said, declining to say whether Tymoshenko had been hospitalised or give further detail.

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