The rector of the Church of the Intercession in Izmailovo district of the city of Moscow, Archpriest Vladimir Bushuev died on Saturday from the coronavirus. This was reported by TASS on Saturday, a source in the Synodal Department for relations between Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate.

"According to our information – coronavirus", – said the interlocutor of the TASS to the question about the cause of death of the Archpriest, reports of which have previously appeared in the media and on social networks.

Died rector of the Moscow Cathedral Protopriest George Breev

In Prikhod Pokrovskogo khrama TASS reported that the Abbot was hospitalized previously with pneumonia, and a number of parishioners confirmed coronavirus.

"Put him with bilateral pneumonia in critical condition. The parish have coronaviruses", – told TASS on duty of the priest.

Vladimir Bushuev was born in 1952.

Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus in the world has infected more than 3.9 million people, nearly 275 thousand died. In Russia, according to the Federal operational headquarters was 198 676 cases of infection, recovered 31 916 people died in 1 827. The prevalence of infection in the country is 1.06. The government has launched a resource stopmanager.Russia to inform about the situation in the country.