Russia chief doctor tests positive for COVID-19, Putin in good health

The picture published by the Kremlin shows Vladimir Putin and Denis Protsenko at the coronavirus treatment hospital in the outskirts of Moscow on March 24, 2020.
  • Xinhua
  • April 1, 2020 4:41 AM

MOSCOW -- The chief doctor of Russia's major coronavirus treatment hospital in the outskirts of Moscow, who recently met President Vladimir Putin, has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Yes, I have a positive CoV test, but I feel quite good," Denis Protsenko, the doctor, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, adding that he is self-isolating and working remotely.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Putin is undergoing regular coronavirus tests and "everything is fine."

Protsenko conducted a tour of the hospital on March 24 for Putin and other senior officials, with pictures published of the pair shaking hands.


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