Gergiev spoke about the coronavirus infection of Mariinsky artists

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At least two ballet dancers of the Mariinsky Theater have contracted the coronavirus, director Valery Gergiev said. The theater’s press service previously noted that several artists passed the coronavirus test due to a deterioration in well-being.

“We have confirmed two or three [случая]”, – said the head of the institution. Gergiev added: “We are now working on the fact that they are still at home [лечились]”.

On August 8, it was reported that several people at the Mariinsky Theater were found to have COVID-19. RBC told about this on condition of anonymity, the ballet dancer. He did not specify the number of infected people, but stressed that they are being quarantined. The theater’s press service informed that several ballet dancers complained about the deterioration of their health, as a result of which they were suspended from work and sent to take a test.

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