Coronavirus: Putin said he hopes not to become a patient at the coronavirus hospital

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes not to become a patient at City Clinical Hospital No. 52, rebuilt to receive patients with coronavirus infection. He said this to the hospital's chief physician, Maryana Lysenko, during a meeting on the sanitary-epidemiological situation in the country. The broadcast was led by the TV-channel Russia-24.

"Thank goodness, I'm not your patient, I hope I don't need it," Putin said, talking to Maryana Lysenko, chief physician at the Moscow Clinical Hospital.

During a conversation with Lysenko, Putin also noted that the Minister of Construction, Vladimir Yakushev, who had a coronavirus infection, was treated at this hospital and "spoke with admiration of the work of employees of the medical institution."

The corona virus, in addition to the head of the Ministry of Construction, was infected by several more people who held public office. Then at the end of April, Mikhail Mishustin, head of government, became ill. He was temporarily forced to resign as First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.