Video showed Putin getting suited up Tuesday in bright yellow hazmat gear by doctors at a Kommunarka infectious diseases hospital.
He then received help putting on a breathing mask, gloves and plastic coverings for his feet at the hospital, which currently has over 400 patients being treated for the virus, according to ABC News.
The Kremlin said Putin is expected to address the Russian people Wednesday afternoon in a televised speech about the reported rise in COVID-19 cases.
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Russia reached 658 on Wednesday, a day after the mayor of Moscow acknowledged that the actual tally is likely higher than the official count.
With Post wires