Vladimir Putin self-isolating amid COVID-19 outbreak in inner-circle – Nationwide | Globalnews.ca

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2021-09-14 18:02:18

Russian President Vladimir Putin goes into self-isolation due to coronavirus instances in his interior circle, the Kremlin stated Tuesday, including that he examined adverse for COVID-19.

The announcement got here within the Kremlin’s readout of Putin’s telephone name with Tajikistan’s president. Putin has been absolutely vaccinated with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, receiving his second shot in April.

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

Requested if Putin examined adverse for the virus, Peskov stated “positively, sure.”

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

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

Through the assembly with the Paralympians, Putin talked about that he “could should quarantine quickly.”

“Even in my circle issues happen with this COVID,” the Russian chief was quoted by the state RIA Novosti information company as saying. “We have to look into what’s actually taking place there. I feel I could should quarantine quickly myself. Lots of people round (me) are sick.”


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Requested why Putin proceeded with public occasions on Monday, despite the fact that he already knew that there have been coronavirus instances round him, Peskov stated that the choice to self-isolate was made after “medical doctors accomplished their testing, their procedures.” Peskov assured that “nobody’s well being was endangered” at Monday’s occasions.

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Russia’s each day new coronavirus infections in latest weeks have plateaued round 17,000-18,000, with the each day dying toll remaining just below 800, the best degree within the pandemic. Nonetheless, hardly any virus restrictions are presently in place in Russia.

Russia’s state coronavirus activity power has reported a complete of seven.1 million confirmed coronavirus instances and 194,249 deaths. Nonetheless, stories by the federal government’s statistical service Rosstat that tally coronavirus-linked deaths retroactively reveal a lot increased numbers.





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