The chief physician of Moscow’s coronavirus hospital who met with Russian President Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, state television reported on Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, Dr. Denis Protsenko met with the Russian leader who inspected the Kommunarka hospital while wearing a hazmat suit.
Anonymous twitter handle, @Secret_Beijing whose tweets has been rated 99 percent accurate, also corroborated the reports.
TheMoscowTimes also reported that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian agencies that Putin took regular tests and there was no reason to worry about his health.
Russia has confirmed 500 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 2,337 and marking the latest one-day record in new cases.
Seventeen people have been killed so far by the virus.
Since its outbreak in Wuhan City of China, Coronavirus has infected over 780,000 people and killed more than 37,000.