Dmitry Mazepin tested negative for coronavirus
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralkali Dmitry Mazepin received the results of a coronavirus test (Covid-19). The tests, conducted by the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology (Moscow) and the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (Novosibirsk Region), have proved to be negative. Dmitry Mazepin has become the first major Russian businessman to go on voluntary clinical trials to rule out infection with Covid-2019 during business trips abroad and meetings with representatives of several European countries.
On Sunday, some media reported false information that Dmitry Mazepin had coronavirus detected. The owner of Uralchem earlier, did take tests for the virus voluntarily and on his own initiative, to be on the safe side, as he communicates with a wide range of people, and the infected may show no symptoms. Before receiving the results of the test, Dmitry Mazepin had decided to self-isolate, thereby demonstrating social responsibility. Dmitry Mazepin does not have now and didn’t have before any symptoms of an acute respiratory viral infection or general feeling of being unwell. He is doing well, practicing sports and continuing to remotely manage the company.
Uralchem has also denied the information that Dmitry Mazepin could have been infected from his son Nikita (there were no personal contacts between them) or from other people who had the disease confirmed.
The Public Relations Department of Uralchem is perplexed by how such information could get into the media, and is asking not to spread false facts about Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem, and avoid speculating on the spread of the coronavirus infection.
Note that, as an additional precaution, the Moscow offices of Uralchem and Uralkali have been working remotely since Tuesday, March 16. The employees are recommended to avoid visiting crowded places, including public transport. The companies are taking all measures to mitigate the coronavirus threat.
It seems that the fight against coronavirus has come to the fore and is forcing the business to optimize and take measures. Thus, all fertilizer producers in the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association (RAPU) have announced the adoption of sweeping measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. There is currently no information on the physical condition of top managers of other chemical companies.