Russia's Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnel: Report
The special tunnel has reportedly been installed at President's official Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow where he receives visitors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the novel coronavirus by a special disinfection tunnel that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow must pass through, the state-controlled RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.
The special tunnel, manufactured by a Russian company based in the town of Penza, has been installed at his official Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow where he receives visitors, it said.
Demonstration footage of the tunnel, published by RIA, showed masked people passing through it being sprayed with disinfectant from the ceiling and from the side.
The Russian news agency described the disinfectant as a fine cloud of liquid that covered people's clothes and any exposed upper body flesh.
Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, said in April that anyone meeting Putin in person was tested for the novel virus. A month later, Peskov said he had himself been infected.
Russia has recorded over 500,000 infections, the third highest number of cases in the world after Brazil and the United States, something it attributes to a massive testing programme.
Russia has registered 7,284 deaths so far - fewer than numerous other countries. Critics are dubious about the accuracy of its mortality figures.
The majority of the Russian capital's residents would be vaccinated... READ MORE
A round-up of major developments related to Covid-19 across the... READ MORE
The health ministry said 1,133 people had died of Covid-19 in the... READ MORE
US President insists 'a wonderful vaccine' will make 'the people of... READ MORE
Travel inspires people, and helps build vital social, cultural and... READ MORE
Two of the routes started today, while the third will begin two weeks ... READ MORE
Wealth and power have not shielded rich countries from the awful... READ MORE
Dubai-Sharjah intercity bus service resumes, UAE reports 851 Covid-19 ... READ MORE