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Denis Protsenko, who works at Hospital No. 40 near Moscow, was photographed shaking hands with Putin last Tuesday while not wearing any protective gear.
“Yes, I have a positive test but feeling pretty good,” Protsenko wrote in a Facebook post today, adding that he is now self-quarantining in his office.
There was no immediate comment from the Kremlin on whether Putin had undergone a coronavirus test following Protsenko’s announcement.
It previously has said though that Putin is regularly tested for COVID-19 and “everything is okay”, Reuters reports, citing the RIA news agency.
During one point of Putin’s hospital visit, the strongman put on a yellow protective suit and mask before stepping into rooms with coronavirus-positive patients.
On Tuesday, Russia confirmed 500 additional cases of the coronavirus in the biggest spike since the start of the outbreak. The country has 2,337 cases so far.
The Kremlin said Friday that one person in Putin’s administration is among that group, but the president did not come in contact with him, according to Reuters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.