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

The picture published by the Kremlin shows Vladimir Putin and Denis Protsenko at the coronavirus treatment hospital in the outskirts of Moscow on March 24, 2020.

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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