Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday got people on social media talking after he was captured in a hazmat suit and breathing mask.
According to reports, the photo of Putin in a hazmat suit and breathing mask was captured during a visit to a hospital housing coronavirus patients in Moscow on Tuesday.
Video aired on Russian media showed Putin being helped into the yellow suit by doctors at the Kommunarka infectious diseases hospital, which has been designated to treat coronavirus cases and where there are currently over 400 patients being treated for the illness.
For those of you arguing that it's not Putin,here's the full video.
This egungun is being very careful. pic.twitter.com/MqJilGuZoK
— Professional beggar (@Sheddi_younG) March 28, 2020
The photo-op, which state television described as “spontaneous,” came as Russian authorities acknowledged that the real number of novel coronavirus cases in Russia is likely significantly higher than the official figure.
However, the interest of many people on Twitter was that Putin was not taking anything for granted as he was captured in the same hazmat suit during a meeting with some officials.
Putin is on another level when it come to trust, his heart have been broken once. pic.twitter.com/wes30XHM07
— Chris (@Nwekechibueze1) March 28, 2020
Is better to address the nation like this than going exile, unlike one president i knw with no immune system.
Vladimir putin on another level of trust issues 😂 pic.twitter.com/nFDv2bUuQ4
— Akanni the man (@AkanniComrade) March 28, 2020
Today, Rushia has announced 228 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 1,264 with an additional death.
According to official figures, Moscow continues to be the epicenter of the epidemic in the country with half of the new cases. COVID-19 is now officially present in 62 of 86 Russian regions, with 49 people having recovered so far, the statement said.
To contain the virus, Russia banned entry for foreign nationals and canceled all international flights.
Authorities are also considering a ban on movement inside the country.