31 May 2020,   21:03
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Russia’s top coronavirus doctor who met Vladimer Putin tests positive

The head of Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital who met with Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said on Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader’s health was fine.

Last Tuesday Denis Protsenko met with the Russian leader who inspected the Kommunarka hospital while wearing a bright yellow hazmat suit. But the 67-year-old Putin was also seen talking to Protsenko without any protective gear.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov swiftly told Russian news agencies that Putin took regular tests and there was no reason to worry about his health: “Everything is fine”.

Protsenko said he tested positive but felt quite well. Posting a picture of himself wearing a mask and green scrubs on Facebook, he said he self-isolated in his office and would continue to work.

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