The Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev accused the local priest that he was infected with coronavirus 35 members. He stated this at a meeting of the operational headquarters, reports “Notebook. Krasnodar”.

Kondratyev said that only the father contacted 66 people and added that new cases of coronavirus revealed “literally three days”. The head of the Russian region said that the authorities had asked the clergy to be careful and keep your distance service.

“Everyone thought nothing, nothing, God has mercy. But life tells a different story,” said the Governor.

Priest Vyacheslav Klymenko, responsible for interaction with mass media of the Yekaterinburg diocese, in an interview with the publication “Podem” said someone from the congregation could infect other people in the temple and the priest. He added that following the logic of the Governor, it is possible to falsely assume that “doctors infect patients, and police drivers.” Klymenko added that this is the second case of infection of the priest in the Kuban.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the Patriarchal Commission for family Affairs, Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who called the coronavirus “is extremely useful phenomenon”, went to the hospital with suspected infection. As reported “Interfax”, the condition of 69-year-old cleric is stable. Previously, he underwent surgery and is at risk due to age.


In recent days, Russia has identified 11 012 new cases of infection with coronavirus, the total number is 209 688 cases. Died 1915 people, recovered — 34 306.