Olena Zelenska, the wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky , said on Friday she had tested positive for coronavirus , but her husband and their two children had tested negative .
Zelenska , 42 , on her Facebook page said , “Today I ’ve received a positive COVID – 19 test result”.
She said the positive test was a surprise as she and her husband have sought to follow social distancing rules and protected themselves .
The first lady said that she felt fine and was self- isolating .
Ukrainian officials said it is unknown where and how the first lady contracted the virus.
On Thursday , Ukrainian authorities said there had been an “alarming ” rise in coronavirus cases as the country eases lockdown restrictions .
On Friday , the ex-Soviet country reported 29 ,753 cases and 870 fatalities .
The Ukrainian president urged officials to urgently establish the reason behind a spike in new cases .