Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Putin to self-isolate due to Covid cases among inner circle

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin goes into self-isolation due to coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin mentioned Tuesday, including that he examined damaging for Covid-19.

Putin has been totally vaccinated with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, receiving his second shot in April.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters that Putin is “absolutely healthy,” however will self-isolate after coming in touch with somebody who contracted the virus. He didn’t make clear for the way lengthy Putin would stay in self-isolation, however assured that the president will proceed working as common.

Asked if Putin examined damaging for the virus, Peskov mentioned “definitely, yes.”

Peskov didn’t say who among Putin’s contacts have been contaminated, saying solely that there have been a number of cases.

On Monday, the Russian president attended a number of public occasions. He greeted Russian Paralympians, attended army workout routines carried out in coordination with Belarus, and met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

During the assembly with the Paralympians, Putin talked about that he “may have to quarantine soon.”

“Even in my circle problems occur with this COVID,” the Russian chief was quoted by the state RIA Novosti information company as saying. “We need to look into what’s really happening there. I think I may have to quarantine soon myself. A lot of people around (me) are sick.”

Asked why Putin proceeded with public events on Monday, even though he already knew that there were coronavirus cases around him, Peskov said that the decision to self-isolate was made after “doctors completed their testing, their procedures.”

Peskov assured that “no one’s health was endangered” at Monday’s events.

Russia’s daily new coronavirus infections in recent weeks have plateaued around 17,000-18,000, with the daily death toll remaining just under 800, the highest level in the pandemic. Nevertheless, hardly any virus restrictions are currently in place in Russia.

Russia’s state coronavirus job drive has reported a complete of seven.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 194,249 deaths. However, studies by the federal government’s statistical service Rosstat that tally coronavirus-linked deaths retroactively reveal a lot greater numbers.

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