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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tests positive for COVID-19

(JTA) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Zelensky, who is Jewish, made the announcement Monday on Twitter, adding that he is feeling well and continuing to work in confinement. “There are no lucky people for whom #COVID19 does not pose a threat,” Zelensky wrote. “Despite all the quarantine measures, I received a positive test. I feel good & take a lot of vitamins. Promise to isolate myself, but keep working. I will overcome COVID19 as most people do. It’s gonna be fine!” Zelensky, 42, is among a number of world leaders who have contracted the virus, including President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Main Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Dec. 9, 2019. (Alexei NikolskyTASS via Getty Images)

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