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Estonia's prime minister tests positive for coronavirus

According to the EU health authority ECDC, Estonia is one of the countries with the highest rate of infections in the bloc.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (R) with Prime Minister Sanna Marin during a visit to Helsinki. Photo: Laura Kotila/Vnk.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (R) with Prime Minister Sanna Marin during a visit to Helsinki. Photo: Laura Kotila/Vnk.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tested positive for coronavirus, the government said on Monday.

Kallas had a low fever but was not suffering from any other symptoms at present and was generally feeling well, the government said in a statement.

"I am monitoring my health carefully and will remain at home until recovery. I will continue fulfilling the tasks of the head of government from home," Kallas was cited as saying in the statement.

The 43-year-old called on her citizens to stick to the restrictions to contain the virus and remain at home if possible, as the virus was spreading rapidly.

According to the EU health authority ECDC, Estonia is one of the countries with the highest rate of infections in the bloc.

Kallas was sworn in as the country's first female prime minister in January.

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