Jaak Aab takes over prime minister's duties on Wednesday

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Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) will take over the prime minister's duties on Wednesday while Kaja Kallas recovers from coronavirus.

Kallas announced she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and has been working from home since. Aab, as deputy prime minister, will take her place in the Riigikogu's question time session on Wednesday.

In a statement, Kallas said: "Today I plan to take a day to rest, as is usual during an illness. At the same time, I am available if necessary and will keep up to date with what is happening in the country. I am monitoring my health responsibly and want to return to work virtually as soon as possible,"

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Editor: Helen Wright

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