Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman tests positive for coronavirus

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.

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