Following a trip to London on a New Year holiday with his family, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has tested positive for COVID-19.
Xinhua/NAN reports that this was made known by the presidential office on Tuesday.
According to the office, Sarkissian underwent a successful leg surgery in London and then showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus on Sunday.
Later, the result of his test for the coronavirus was positive.
Sarkissian will temporarily work remotely, said the office.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 160,544 on Tuesday, with 145,759 recoveries and 2,878 death in total, according to the Armenian Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the country’s disease control agency on Monday, 4th January 2021, confirmed 1,204 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 91,351 which includes 75,699 discharged cases and 1,318 deaths.