Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov spoke about his excitement for Vladimir Putin during a visit to the hospital in Kommunarka, where a quarantine centre for the coronavirus.
“of Course we are all worried about him. But he was accompanied by a very experienced virologists. Despite the fact that the main doctor Denis Protsenko later still caught the coronavirus (thank God, he’s already recovered and back on your feet), at the time the President was protected from infection,” – said Peskov in interview to the newspaper “Arguments and facts”.
Also Peskov said that the President has minimized all face-to-face contacts, “although they cannot be excluded completely”.
“some Ministers, representatives of banking institutions in recent weeks he has held full-time appointments. The distance he tries to follow”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov added that everyone who meets with Putin, a pre-test for the coronavirus, including the President himself.
However, the spokesman denied rumors that Putin is supposedly somewhere “refuge”. According to Peskov, the President is in his residence in Novo-Ogarevo.
“He lives there, and works. Of course, the current situation requires a very active daily and even hourly – his involvement in the work of the entire state machine. Putin has all kinds of communication. It from Novo-Ogaryovo he spends all working activities, mostly in the format of videoconference”, – said Peskov.
On the question of how to change the daily routine of the President and became if he had more free time, a Kremlin spokesman said he did not know how Putin spends time outside of their work.
“But again – quarantine or not, most of the day he spends in working mode. And what you see on TV is only a small part of his agenda. Day of the President not standardized by time of day or day of the week,” he said.
Press Secretary of the President added that Putin “remains committed to the sports lifestyle – swimming pool sessions at the gym are in the usual order.” Also Peskov said that Putin loves to read, particularly books about history.
In March, Putin visited the hospital in Kommunarka, where a quarantine centre for the coronavirus. Later it became known that the chief doctor of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko contracted the coronavirus. The Kremlin stressed that Putin regularly tested for the coronavirus, and he is doing well.