Head of the Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko leaves his post due to the expiration of term of office. His deputy Anna Popova will be appointed as a new head, Itar-Tass reported, referring to deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets.

"The term of office of Gennady Onishchenko as a head of Rospotrebnadzor has expired, that’s why he is leaving the post. Deputy Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova will be appointed as a new head," Golodets said.

According to her, Popova is a qualified doctor and a good professional.

In turn, Onishchenko refused to comment on this issue.

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