More than 30 employees of the Bolshoi theatre became infected with the coronavirus

Grand theatre Bolshoi theater
MikeNG / DepositPhotos

Dozens of employees of the Bolshoi theatre, was removed from the organization of the concert “We are together” because they have identified COVID-19, have informed RBC in the press service of the institution.

“Indeed, although no external symptoms – no cough, no high temperatures, no one was to have several people test was positive. Naturally, they were barred from the event and now all are home quarantined”, – said the representative of the theatre.

the Source said that in the organization of the concert were involved several hundred people. They passed the test a few days before the event.

the General Director of the Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin told TASS that the coronavirus was detected in 34 employees. They were suspended from work and sent to quarantine. Retest will be held on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Concert “We are together” was broadcasted live on TV channel “Russia 1” on Saturday, April 11. At the Bolshoi theater in front of a completely empty auditorium were made by the actors Dmitry Pevtsov, Sergey Garmash, Konstantin Khabensky, singers Nikolai Rastorguev, Dima Bilan, Polina Gagarina, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, composer Igor Krutoy, violinist Vadim Repin and other artists. They expressed gratitude to the Russian doctors, volunteers and anyone who needs to go to work, to life in the cities continued.

April 13, the singer Stas Mikhailov, who previously had bilateral pneumonia, said his test COVID-19 also came back positive.

we would Add that among the artists, not all were willing to comply with Karantin. For example, criticism has been subjected to the 78-year-old singer Lev Leshchenko. March 11, he returned to Russia from a tour in North America. Immediately after this, the artist attended a number of events, and then was admitted to the hospital in Kommunarka. There at the first testing Leshchenko was diagnosed COVID-19. However, repeated tests gave negative results. Similar test results are observed and the wife of the singer.

Colleagues accused of Lev Leshchenko of criminal negligence. Before hospitalization, he had to go to the celebration on the occasion of the birthday of the sister of the composer Igor Krutoy. At the same ceremony was attended by Nikolay Baskov, Oleg Gazmanov with his wife, Vladimir Vinokur with his wife, Irina Allegrova, Alexander Rosenbaum, Lera Kudryavtseva, Alsu, Valery Leontiev, Alexander Serov, Ani Lorak, Alexander Revva, Dimash Kudaibergen and other stars.

in addition, before hospitalization Leshchenko March 17 went to the shooting of the TV show of Andrei Malakhov. Thus, the employee violated an order to be quarantined, issued to him on March 16.

You Leshchenko then explained that knowingly violated the quarantine, because the program was dedicated to the memory of dear colleagues – Valentina Tolkunova. The singer also noted that the TV presenter Andrey Malakhov has not forced the contractor to violate the quarantine. According to people’s artist of Russia, participate in the transfer it persuaded the management of the channel. Particular person Leshchenko did not call.

However, from the explanations of the artist, it follows that Malakhov too lightly treated the quarantine order. After filming the singer, according to him, told the broadcaster: “Andrew, we violated the regime of self-isolation, especially me.”

“the lion Valerjanovich, do not despair, we cheer together,” with “self-denial” said Andrei Malakhov. His words leads to “the Russian newspaper”.