“On the night of 16 December, Kharkiv mayor Hennadiy Kernes died,” Ihor Terekhov, the secretary of the Kharkiv city council, reported on his Facebook page.
“The effects of coronavirus infection have given serious complications to the work of vital organs and systems of his body,” informs the mayor’s friend Pavlo Fuks in his Telegram channel.
Information about Kernes’ death confirmed his stepson Rodion Haysynskiy on his Instagram page.
Reference: On September 10, Kernes was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had been treated in a local hospital No 17. On September 17, the mayor was transported to the German clinic Charité where he got treatment.
Text: Natalia Ivanova