Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus and is in critical situation with a fever, her occasion`s spokeswoman mentioned on Sunday (August 23, 2020).
Tymoshenko, 59, who twice served as premier earlier than her defeat within the 2010 presidential election, grew to become the primary high-profile Ukrainian politician identified to have contracted COVID-19. Parliament has been on summer time trip since mid-July.
“Her situation is assessed as critical, her temperature is as much as 39 (Celsius),” the spokeswoman for her Fatherland occasion mentioned, declining to say whether or not Tymoshenko had been hospitalised or give additional element.
Ukraine has skilled a pointy rise in infections this week, with a brand new 24-hour complete of two,328 instances reported on Saturday. [L8N2FO0N6] The general variety of infections reached 104,958 together with 2,271 deaths.
Tymoshenko rose to prominence as co-leader of Ukraine`s Orange Revolution in 2004 during which pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko was confirmed as president after a court docket declared the election consequence to have been rigged in favour of his pro-Moscow foe.
She served twice as prime minister below Yushchenko earlier than the 2 fell out after years of political turmoil.
Tymoshenko ran for president in 2010 and misplaced to Russian-backed Viktor Yanukovich and in 2011 was sentenced to seven years in jail on abuse of workplace fees, which she denied, calling the accusations politically motivated.
She was free of jail in early 2014 after Yanukovich was toppled in a preferred rebellion that put Ukraine on a path away from former Soviet grasp Moscow towards nearer ties with the European Union and the USA.