Putin working remotely after meeting doctor infected with coronavirus: Kremlin

Putin working remotely after meeting doctor infected with coronavirus: Kremlin

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country’s main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president.

Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week as the Russian leader visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, said Tuesday he had been infected with the coronavirus but was feeling well.

“The president prefers these days to work remotely,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, shortly before Putin was due to hold a cabinet meeting by videoconference.

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Denis Protsenko, the chief doctor of Moscow’s top hospital for coronavirus patients, confirms he has tested positive for the coronavirus. His announcement comes a week after he shook hands with ‘s President Vladimir .https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2020/03/31/Top-Russian-doctor-who-shook-Putin-s-hand-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html 

Top Russian doctor who shook Putin’s hand tests positive for coronavirus

Denis Protsenko, the chief doctor of Moscow’s top hospital for coronavirus patients, confirmed he

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Watch: Video shows Russian President Vladimir being escorted last week by the head of the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko, the doctor who confirmed he had himself been diagnosed with the .https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2020/03/31/Top-Russian-doctor-who-shook-Putin-s-hand-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html 

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“We are taking all precautionary measures,” he said, adding that Putin was at the presidential residence in Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow.

Putin donned a bright yellow hazmat suit for the visit last Tuesday to the hospital.

He was also seen talking to Protsenko without any protective gear but the Kremlin said there is no reason for concern about the president’s health.

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