Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and members of his immediate family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as the country grapples with a surge in the number of infections.
Through a video on Facebook, Pashinyan said his test turned positive on Monday, and his family members have also been infected with the deadly virus.
“My coronavirus test was positive yesterday,” Pashinyan said.
The PM said he did not show any “visible symptoms” for the virus and added that he will be working from home until he fully recovers from the disease.
The 45-year-old and his journalist wife Anna Hakobyan have four kids together.
Armenia, a country with a population of 3 million people, has so far recorded 9,492 cases of coronavirus and 139 deaths.
Since lifting the nationwide lockdown on May 4, the country has seen a steady increase in the number of infections, with the government admitting failure to enforce virus prevention measures.