Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan infected with coronavirus

Prime Minister of Armenia becomes latest world leader to test positive for the coronavirus.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
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Armenia’s Prime Minister, Nikl Pashinyan, has tested positive for the coronavirus, Pashinyan said in a Facebook live video Monday morning.

Pashinyan told viewers he was asymptomatic, and had himself tested because he was going to “visit the frontline”.

“I didn’t have any symptoms, I decided to take a test as I was planning to visit the frontline”, said Pashinyan.

The Prime Minister also noted that his whole family also tested positive for the virus.

Armenia, a country of roughly three million, has had 9,402 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 139 deaths.

Pashinyan joins a growing list of world leaders and lawmakers who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus including Prince Charles, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, British Mental Health Minister Nadine Dories, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Iran’s Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Utah Congressman Ben McAdams, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Prince Albert II of Monaco.



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