The information about the disease became known on August 18. Prime Minister of Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin said: “He arrived (in the Far East), and flew to Moscow without taking part (in the Prime Minister’s working trip around the region). May God bless him with good health.”
A representative of the Ministry of Energy told the Interfax News Agency, that the results of three tests for COVID-19 for the Minister before going to the office were negative, the minister felt good.
The representative of the Ministry of Energy specified, that the test conducted in Kamchatka was positive, after which the Minister returned to Moscow, where two more tests confirmed the presence of coronavirus.
The Global Energy Association congratulates Minister Novak on his recovery and wishes him further fruitful work for the benefit of the country’s energy industry!