Denis Protsenko, head physician at a hospital treating coronavirus sufferers in Moscow has examined optimistic for Covid-19. President Vladimir Putin visited the clinic earlier this month.
Protsenko confirmed on Facebook that he has examined optimistic for coronavirus and is self-isolating in his workplace. Despite the prognosis, he’s set to proceed his work as the top of the hospital.
“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 physician wrote on Facebook.
Protsenko has been a number one determine within the medics’ battle towards Covid-19 in Russia. He has been posting every day experiences and updates concerning the scenario on the clinic on social media.
President Vladimir Putin inspected the clinic on March 24, the place he had met with Protsenko and visited some sufferers whereas carrying a hazmat go well with.
The information sparked fears that Russia’s president may need contracted the virus as effectively, however Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured the media that this was not the case.
“[Putin] is regularly tested for coronavirus. Everything is normal,” Peskov mentioned.
Though Russia had been comparatively reasonably affected by the pandemic to date, it skilled an enormous surge in circumstances on Tuesday. The complete variety of confirmed circumstances spiked by 500 to 2,337, whereas the demise toll almost doubled, leaping from 9 to 17.
Worldwide, the coronavirus tally has already surpassed the 800,000 mark, whereas almost 39,000 individuals have died from Covid-19-related causes.
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