Covid-19: Russian doctor who met Putin last week ‘tests positive’


Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital last week has been diagnosed with the virus, the Rossiya 24 state TV channel reported.

Putin visited the Kommunarka hospital last Tuesday where he interacted with the doctor, Denis Protsenko.

Russian President Putin visits a hospital for patients infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow.

They shook hands and neither of them were wearing protective equipment during their conversation, TV footage from the visit showed.

The Kremlin said Putin was being regularly tested for coronavirus and that “everything is okay,” the RIA news agency reported.

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