According to her, the infection was picked up five parliamentarians, but they have recovered. She told about it in interview to “Interfax”.

“fortunately, was not severe forms, but tests have shown positive results. All of the senators have already recovered and started to work,” she explained.

Also infection COVID-19 was revealed on the part of the staff of the Federation Council. Infection occurred due to contact with infected relatives and for other reasons.

Matvienko said that the Federation Council has taken all necessary measures to combat the spread of infection: observed masono-glove mode, regular testing, practiced via videoconference.

May 14 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin told about infected with coronavirus Ministers. Coronavirus infection chickenpox the Minister of science and higher education of Russia Valery Falkov. COVID-19 was also detected in the Prime Minister Mikhail mishustina, Ministers and construction of culture Vladimir Yakushev and Olga Lyubimova.

On may 13 the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodina reported that five state Duma deputies contracted the coronavirus. One of them was discharged, the two are treated at home, and two in the hospital. He reminded colleagues of the need to observe safety precautions.