Yeltsin feels better now

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who was taken to Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital at the beginning of the week with a diagnosis of viral infection, is gradually improving, a doctor at the hospital said on Saturday. "What the doctors are concerned about most of all now is that the infection not spread and cause complications," he noted, but the high fever Yeltsin had when he was brought in has come down and "has been close to normal" for two days, Interfax reports. Yeltsin could well be discharged from the hospital "in the middle of next week," the doctor added.