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Russia: Chief coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive for COVID-19 *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:13

Russia: Chief coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive for COVID-19 *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 31, 2020 at 16:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Head doctor of Russia’s main coronavirus hospital, Denis Protsenko, has tested positive for COVID 19.

Protsenko announced the diagnosis on Tuesday on his Facebook page: "Dear friends, I'm really touched by your concerns. Yes, I've tested positive for the CoV, but I feel quite well. I've self-isolated at my office where I have everything needed for remote work, control and video consultations”.

The footage shows the doctor being interviewed earlier this month by journalist Anton Krasovsky as part of RT’s “Epidemic” series.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the clinic and met with Protsenko on March 24. The news on the doctor’s positive test sparked fears that Putin might have contracted the virus as well.

However, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov commented that the president was well and that he is being tested regularly.

Russia saw its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 500 new infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,337. Seventeen people have died from the virus, according to official figures.

Russia: Chief coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive for COVID-19 *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:13
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Head doctor of Russia’s main coronavirus hospital, Denis Protsenko, has tested positive for COVID 19.

Protsenko announced the diagnosis on Tuesday on his Facebook page: "Dear friends, I'm really touched by your concerns. Yes, I've tested positive for the CoV, but I feel quite well. I've self-isolated at my office where I have everything needed for remote work, control and video consultations”.

The footage shows the doctor being interviewed earlier this month by journalist Anton Krasovsky as part of RT’s “Epidemic” series.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the clinic and met with Protsenko on March 24. The news on the doctor’s positive test sparked fears that Putin might have contracted the virus as well.

However, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov commented that the president was well and that he is being tested regularly.

Russia saw its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 500 new infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,337. Seventeen people have died from the virus, according to official figures.

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