Dmitry Mazepin, 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), received the results of the coronavirus (COVID-19) test. The results are negative. The tests were conducted 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). Dmitry Mazepin has become the first major Russian businessman to undergo clinical trials voluntarily to rule out the possibility of COVID-2019 infecting during foreign business trips and meetings with representatives of several European countries.
On Sunday, some media reported inaccurate information that Dmitry Mazepin tested positive for the coronavirus. Previously the owner of URALCHEM did take voluntary tests for the virus for safety reasons, as he communicates with a wide range of people, and the disease often proceeds with no symptoms. Until the results of the tests were ready, Dmitry Mazepin had decided to self-isolate, thereby demonstrating his social responsibility. Dmitry Mazepin does not have and did not have before the tests any symptoms of ARVI or malaise; he feels good, does sports and continues to manage the company remotely.
URALCHEM 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.
The Public Relations Department of URALCHEM is surprised by how such information could get into the media. The Department asks not to disseminate false rumors about the Chairman of the Board of Directors of URALCHEM Dmitry Mazepin and not to create hype on the issue of coronavirus infection spreading.
It should be noted that from Tuesday, as an additional precaution, the Moscow offices of URALCHEM and Uralkali started working remotely. Employees are recommended not to visit places where large groups congregate and not to use public transport. The companies are taking every effort to minimize the threat of the coronavirus spreading.