Breaking: Bashmet is in hospital with Covid-19main
The Russian viola virtuoso and conductor Yuri Bashmet has pulled out of a national tour with a youth orchestra and been taken to hospital with Covid.
Whether others around him were infected has not been disclosed.
Bashmet, 67, is on the verge of the high-risk group.
We wish him better.
He is the second Russian musical star to be hospitalised with Covid, after Anna Netrebko.