Source: South Front
Denis Protesenko, the head of the hospital in Moscow’s Kommunarka area where critical COVID-19 patients are treated, has been tested positively for coronavirus, Russian state media reported on March 31. Earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin recently visited the hospital and met with its personnel. Commenting on the reports, the Kremlin said that the president is regularly being tested for coronavirus and that “everything is okay”.
The Russian capital, as well as the Moscow Region, previously introduced severe quarantine measures in order to curb the pandemic. President Vladimir Putin also urged people to stay at home, ordering a week with paid leave from 28 March to 5 April.
The head of the hospital in Kommunarka, Moscow, where people with COVID-19 are being treated, Denis Protsenko, has himself been diagnosed with the virus, according to the broadcaster Rossiya24. Later in the day, the medic confirmed that he had tested positive.
Since the doctor recently met with Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has addressed the reports, stressing that the president is regularly being tested for coronavirus and that “everything is okay”.
At the moment, Russia is managing to maintain relatively low numbers