Last week, for the first time it became known that the head of the Altai Territory was infected with COVID-19. However, if then it was reported that Viktor Tomenko's illness was mild, and he himself was at home on self-isolation, now there is evidence that the head of the region was hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia.
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As reported in the Telegram channel of the regional government, on September 27, the governor, who had previously been undergoing treatment at home, required hospitalization. Doctors diagnosed Tomenko with bilateral pneumonia. At the moment he is in the regional clinical hospital and is undergoing inpatient treatment. It is also noteworthy that the last test of the governor for coronavirus gave a negative result.
The fact that Viktor Tomenko became infected with COVID-19 became known on September 22. At the same time, it was reported that the governor organized the work on the leadership of the regional government remotely, simultaneously canceling all events in which his personal participation was supposed. Later, the head of the Altai Territory published a short video message on the social network, in which he complained of severe headaches and high fever, adding that, in general, he felt satisfactory. At the same time, Tomenko urged citizens to carefully monitor their well-being and, if the first symptoms appear, immediately consult a doctor.