Denis Protsenko, the senior doctor of Moscow’s top hospital for COVID-19 patients, confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus, the announcement comes a week after he shook hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Putin went to see the Kommunarka (hospital in Moscow) a week ago and met with its senior doctor Protsenko. The doctor said he is doing okay and self-isolated in his office.
There was no immediate comment from the Kremlin on whether Putin had undergone a coronavirus screening following Protsenko’s announcement.
Earlier a week ago, Putin wore a business suit and shook hands with Protsenko before the meeting, drawing a buzz on social networks over his negligence of safety precautions.
The Russian President, later that day, put on a yellow protective suit and mask to visit the rooms with coronavirus patients.
Russia had 500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the biggest spike since the start of the outbreak. The country has 2,337 cases so far.