VLADIMIR Putin wore a yellow hazmat suit and protection mask to visit coronavirus patients as Russia’s first Covid-19 hospital has been half built in just 12 days.
The country’s £92million construction project will provide 500 beds and is expected to take in its first patients by next month.
Putin wore a yellow protective suit as he visited COVID-19 patients at Kommunarka facility in MoscowCredit: EPA
This is the construction site of Russia’s first hospital that will be dedicated to fighting the coronavirusCredit: East2west News
Video footage filmed by Life Shot shows the Russian leader inspecting COVID-19 patient treatment at Komunarka hospital in Moscow despite a recent lockdown on over-65’s.
The Kremlin is building the 861,113-square-foot coronavirus hospital in Moscwow as there have been 495 cases recorded in the country and one death.
Putin was filmed checking the existing facilities currently handling the bulk of Russias officially declared 495 cases.
He claimed Russia had a good, well-coordinated machine to tackle the virus.
Passing on his warmest words of gratitude to medics, he said: I watched them working. They are all in combat posts.
I do not want to use these military expressions, but really everything works like clockwork.
People know what to do, how to do, they have everything, they effectively use the available equipment and facilities.
You can just see from the side how this is all set up.
“And for grave patients, care is visible, three specialists are working around the bed.
Chief doctor Denis Protsenko said medics were ready to cope with either a Chinese-style scenario or one more like Italy.
He told Putin: Our hospital is really ready to transform if there are a large number of patients.
“I have studied in Europe, and [this hospital] is much better….It is just like (being in) space.”
Some 5,000 construction workers are working to built the new hospital and are reportedly being encouraged with music and “motivational posters”.
Andrei Bochkarev, Moscow’s deputy mayor, said: “We have very tight deadlines, and anything that allows us to speed up work is very important for us.
On my order, a series of posters was developed, and we will play music at the site.
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Some 5,000 workers are building the the £92million hospital that is expected to open next monthCredit: East2west News
A construction worker walks past motivational posters erected by Moscow’s deputy mayorCredit: East2west News
The Russian leader is helped by a specialist wearing a hazmat suit to take off protective glovesCredit: AP:Associated Press
Putin claimed Russia had a good, well-coordinated machine to tackle COVID-19Credit: EPA