Head of the Patriarchal Commission on family matters, protection of motherhood and childhood Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov recovered from coronavirus infection. About it reports RIA "news", citing a source close to his family.

According to him, the Archpriest is currently recovering, he is doing well, the test shows a negative result for the virus.

"It again", – said the source, adding that Smirnov is ready to continue to head the Patriarch’s Commission.

As of may 19, in Russia revealed 299 941 case of the coronavirus in 85 regions. For the entire period recorded 2837 deaths, recovered 76 130 people.

December 31, 2019, the Chinese government announced the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.