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Kosovo prime minister says he has tested positive for coronavirus

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WATCH: Kosovo's prime minister says he's tested positive for COVID-19

PRISTINA  – Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said on Sunday he has contracted COVID-19 and will self-isolate at home for two weeks.

“I don’t have symptoms except a very mild cough,” Hoti said on his Facebook page.

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Hoti’s government has faced criticism for not doing enough to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with the small Balkan country reporting a sharp increase in cases in the past few days — including 13 deaths on Sunday.

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Around 9,000 people have been infected with the new coronavirus and 249 have died since mid-March, when the first cases with the virus were reported in the small Balkan country.

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