Russia: Coronavirus outbreak attended by odd surge in doctors falling out of windows

Russia: Coronavirus outbreak attended by odd surge in doctors falling out of windows
Russian hospital in St. Petersburg during coronavirus. RFE/RL Current Time video

[Ed. – At least one was apparently reluctant to toe the government line on a virus-related policy move. Like China, not a good place to have better-than-average knowledge of what’s going on with the virus.]

A doctor at an ambulance unit in Russia’s western Voronezh region is in serious condition after falling from a hospital window following complaints that he was forced to work even after testing positive for COVID-19, the third such case in the country in recent days. …

Shulepov was hospitalized on April 22 for the virus, but was scheduled to be released after his latest COVID-19 test came back negative.

On the same day he was admitted, Shulepov and colleague Aleksandr Kosyakin issued a video complaining that even after testing positive, their boss was forcing Shulepov and his colleagues to work together.

Three days later, Shulepov retracted his initial statement, 

Shulepov is the third physician in Russia to fall out of a window amid mysterious circumstances during the coronavirus outbreak.

On May 1, Yelena Nepomnyashchaya, the acting chief physician at a hospital for war veterans in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, died after falling from a window of her fifth-floor office a week earlier.

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