The rector of the Moscow Church of St. Nicholas of Pyzhi, Archpriest Alexander Shargunov got infected with coronavirus infection, said his son, writer and the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Shargunov.

"my father confirmed with the coronavirus. There is a treatment. Thank you all for your support," he wrote on Friday in his Telegram channel.

Earlier, Sergei Shargunov said that his father "hard it hurts", there is suspicion of a coronavirus. Alexander Shargunov 79 years, almost 30 of them, he is the rector of the Church of St. Nicholas in Pyzhi. The priest heads the public Committee "For the moral revival of the Fatherland".


Since the beginning of the pandemic in the world has infected more than 3.2 million people, more than 230 thousand dead. In Russia, according to the Federal operational headquarters was 114 431 cases of infection, recovered 13 220 people died in 1 169. The government has launched a resource stopmanager.Russia to inform about the situation in the country.