Covid-19: Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app


Putin shaking hands with Protsenko during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia on March 24. Putin will hold a government meeting later on April 1 by video conference, the Kremlin said, a day after a doctor who met him last week said he had been diagnosed with the highly infectious virus. — AP

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin said on April 1, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app designed to track people who have been ordered to stay home because of the virus.

Putin will hold a government meeting later on Wednesday by video conference, the Kremlin said, a day after a doctor who met him last week said he had been diagnosed with the highly infectious virus.

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