"The Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko left self-isolation and returned to his duties in full-time format - in the ministry," Kuznetsov was quoted by TASS as saying.

He said that "three PCR tests for COVID-19 were negative."

“Today the minister held a number of meetings with the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Health, took part in a number of external events,” Kuznetsov added.

Earlier it was reported that Murashko went into self-isolation due to a positive test for coronavirus in one of the family members. 

State Duma deputy, former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko commented on the situation with the pandemic to the NSN.