President RIA news agency said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was protected from coronavirus by setting up a disinfectant tunnel for anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow.
Demonstration footage of the tunnel, Tweeted by RIA showed to the masked people passing through it while spraying disinfectant from the ceiling and the side.
The Russian news agency has identified the disinfectant as a thin cloud of fluid that covers people’s clothes and exposed upper body flesh.
But world Health Organization In May, “Spraying individuals with disinfectants (such as in a tunnel, closet or room) is not recommended under any circumstances.”
“This practice can be physically and psychologically harmful and does not reduce an infected person’s ability to spread the virus through droplets or contact.”
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that everyone who met Putin in April was tested for the virus. A month later Peskov said he was infected.
A Russian doctor, who organized a television trip to Putin in a Moscow hospital that treated coronavirus patients, also tested positive for the virus in March.
A week ago, Putin claimed that Russia handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the United States during its screening on state television.
“We work quite smoothly and with coronavirus, we come out of this situation safely and with minimal loss. … But that’s not happening in the (United) States, ”Putin said.
Russia, Johns Hopkins University The coronavirus map has the third highest reported number of cases in the world, at 544,725.
It is behind Brazil with 923,189 cases and the USA with 2,136,208 cases.
Russia’s official death toll is 7,274 compared to America’s 116,905 – but its misfortunes have been suspected.
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