Russian PM Mishustin infected with coronavirus

BREAKING: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he tested positive for the coronavirus. The premier has informed President Vladimir Putin of his condition via videoconference and will self-isolate.

Russia confirmed 7,099 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 106,498 with 1,073 deaths and marking a new one-day record increase.

Russia is now the eighth most-affected country in terms of infections, having surpassed China and Iran this week.