Is Coronavirus test turned out to be negative for Dmitry Mazepin?
With the coronavirus continuing to spread havoc the world over, Dmitry Mazepin, took the Covid-19 test. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of URALCHEM, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralkali, member of the Bureau of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
It was important to set the record straight when prominent leaders and celebrities have come out confirming their status in the light of this worrying pandemic.
The results of the COVID-19 test turned out to be negative
The test was done at the highest level by the Federal State Health Institution “Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology in Moscow” and the Federal State Institution of Science “Vector State Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology” (Novosibirsk Region).
He was one of the first prominent businessmen in Russia to voluntarily undergo clinical trials to rule out the possibility of the virus having infected him during meetings with representatives from some European countries and during his foreign business trips.
It’s unfortunate that on Sunday, some media reports shared false information that Dmitry Mazepin had tested positive for coronavirus. This was in light of the fact that he chose to take voluntary tests for safety purposes. He shared more information abut the disease, citing it had no symptoms and highlighting the importance for testing. Before the results came out, Dmitry Mazepin opted to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure even though he did not have any symptoms of the disease and the results proved he did not have the virus, thus showing social responsibility. He is in good health, leads an active lifestyle and is in a position to continue running the company remotely.
URALCHEM also came out strongly and denied any rumours and false news that Dmitry Mazepin might have picked up an infection from his son, Nikita. This could not have been the case since there had been no personal contact between them. There was also no possible contact between other people who could have contracted the disease and may have passed it on to him or his family.
It came as a shock at how false new had disseminated so quickly and at how fast the rumours spread. The Public Relations Department of URALCHEM was at the forefront and handled this matter quickly and efficiently. They then requested the public and the media in general to avoid spreading false news at such a critical time. They also requested the need for calm to avoid alarmist news that would paint the Chairman of the Board of Directors of URALCHEM in a negative light. They urged the media to avoid creating hype on issues regarding the spread of the coronavirus with all the news about the global pandemic taking up so much space on the airwaves.
It is vital to take note that starting Tuesday (17 March), as an additional precautionary measure, the Moscow offices of URALCHEM and Uralkali began to work remotely. They advised all employees to avoid areas where many people were gathered and to practice social distancing. They were also advised to avoid the use of public transport. The company is keen on taking every measure to minimize the threat of the Сovid-19 virus from spreading even further.