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

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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.
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Russia chief doctor tests positive for COVID-19, Putin in good health
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A picture taken on March 24, 2020 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shaking hands with the head of Moscow's new hospital treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients Denis Protsenko during his visit to Kommunarka hospital in 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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