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Fourth statement by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Alexei Navalny remains in a serious condition

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Alexei Navalny has been receiving treatment at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin since 22 August 2020. He remains in a serious condition.

The patient, whose symptoms were the result of cholinesterase inhibition following a confirmed poisoning event, continues to improve. The reason for this improvement is the gradual recovery of cholinesterase activity. Alexei Navalny continues to be treated in an intensive care unit and remains on a ventilator. Recovery is likely to be lengthy. It is still too early to gauge the long-term effects which may arise in relation to this severe poisoning.

The treating physicians remain in close contact with Mr. Navalny's wife. After consultation with the patient's wife, Charité is reassured that the decision to make details of the patient’s condition public would be in accordance with his wishes.


Manuela Zingl
Corporate Spokesperson
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Tel: +49 30 450 570 400

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