Russian doctor who met Putin last week infected with coronavirus

BREAKING: Denis Protsenko, chief doctor of ‘Kommunarka’ hospital who gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a tour of Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital last week has himself been diagnosed with the virus.

Putin toured the Kommunarka hospital last Tuesday where he visited patients receiving treatment for coronavirus and chatted with the doctor.

Neither of them were wearing protective equipment during their conversation, TV footage from the visit showed.

Putin thanked doctor Protsenko, on how things were progressing, saying it operated “like clockwork, a well-oiled machine.”

After the meeting with the doctor, Putin toured the facility, including the wards, wearing a special protective suit.

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Putin was being regularly tested for coronavirus and that “everything is okay,” the RIA news agency reported.