There has been major concern over Vladimir Putin’s health as it emerged today that Russia’s top coronavirus doctor was stuck down with Covid-19 – one week after meeting and shaking hands with the Kremlin leader.
44-year-old Denis Protsenko heads Konnunarka infectious disease hospital, which Putin visited last week.
The pair were seen close together and twice shook hands without protective gear.
A meeting was also held in Protsenko’s office with other top officials including Russian deputy premier Tatiana Golikova, 54, who is in charge of Russia’s coronavirus policy.
The Kremlin sought to reassure Russians today by saying that Putin was regularly tested for coronavirus and ‘everything is okay’.