In Russia, a “disinfectant tunnel” to access President Putin

MOSCOW – Russian authorities have installed a disinfection airlock that sprinkles products on visitors authorized to access President Vladimir Putin in his residence. So as not to risk contamination with the new coronavirus.
Vladimir Putin worked hard since the start of the pandemic mainly in his residence in Novo-Ogariovo, near Moscow.

In order to protect the president from contamination. Those visitors must pass through a device that sprayed them on all sides with disinfectant. According to a video post on Twitter Tuesday evening by reporters from the state agency Ria Novosti which covers the Russian presidency. .

According to authorities in the Penza region, where the device that manufactured. This airlock “ensures the safety of the head of state and all who visit him.”

The president’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, for his part told journalists that “such disinfection and also installe devices in the Kremlin, there are even two there”.

“They installed at the peak of the epidemic and even today, the restriction regime remains in place” for visitors wishing to meet with Mr. Putin, he said, referring to security measures ” justified and understandable ”.

The manufacturer of the machine specializes in automated cleaning devices for industries. The device installed in Mr. Putin’s residence is also capable of measuring the temperature of visitors and have to equip with facial recognition technology, according to the manufacturer.

According to the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin is regularly test just like those who are in contact with him. Visitors should submit to screening before meeting him.

Despite the measures. Many senior Russian officials have been infected with the coronavirus such as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, several ministers and MPs.

In March, Vladimir Putin shook hands and was in close contact, without a mask. The chief medical officer at one of the main hospitals treating coronavirus patients. The doctor, Denis Protsenko, had announced shortly after to be reached by the disease.

Russia has more than 553,000 cases of the coronavirus and 7,478 dead, according to official figures on Wednesday.