Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was receiving treatment at hospital, Russian news agencies reported.
“Yes, I am sick. I am receiving treatment,” Peskov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.
Peskov said he had last met Putin in person over a month ago. The Kremlin says Putin’s health is rigorously protected and that he gets the best medical treatment Russia has to offer.