Several Ukrainian political figures who holidayed at a French ski resort have caught the coronavirus, and passed it on to others, a magazine reported Friday.At least five deputies in the Ukrainian parliament, plus a judge, have caught the “Courchevel virus” according to the Novole Vremia weekly. One of the MPs who caught the disease, Serghi Shakhov, and judge Viktoria Djarty confirmed that they had visited the Courchevel resort in the French Alps, which is very popular with Ukrainians and Russians, around March 18 which is a holiday in Ukraine.Some fellow deputies caught the virus from Shakhov upon his return from France and had to be hospitalised and quarantined, according to the magazine.Andriy Bohdan, a former head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, also took a holiday at Courchevel in March.He posted a photo of his COVID-19 test on Facebook, saying it was “negative”.Businessman Valery Khoroshkovsky, former head of the Ukraine secret service, was one of those hospitalised Ukraine authorities have cordoned off a wealthy Kiev suburb where 30 of the country’s 942 coronavirus cases have been recorded.In Russia, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin has pointed to the Courchevel resort as a source of the virus.”Many” Muscovites have come back from the French ski resort, bringing the virus back in their suitcases,” he said in late March.Ski stations in Austria and the United States have also been hit by the virus, according to media reports. Topics :
SANTA CLARITA – More than 2,500 runners will hit the streets at dawn Sunday in the Santa Clarita Marathon and two other races. Four hundred runners have registered for the full marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, while an additional 900 will take part in a 5K race and 1,200 others will run in a half-marathon. The event will start at 7 a.m. on McBean Parkway and Town Center Drive, with the finish line nearby. Youngsters can take part in a Kid K run that will start at 8:30 a.m. In the Valencia Industrial Center, expect delays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins. Newhall Ranch Road will be closed from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Avenue Tibbitts and at McBean. At the Westfield Valencia Town Center, the Cinema parking structure and the Auto Center Drive entrance will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For marathon information, visit www.scmarathon.org or call (661) 286-4018.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.A pre-race Health and Fitness Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia. The following streets will be closed Sunday morning for the runners: McBean Parkway from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevard will be closed from 5 to 7:15 a.m. Westbound Valencia traffic will be detoured to Citrus Avenue and to Magic Mountain from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Magic Mountain at Tourney Road will be closed from 6 to 7:45 a.m.