Russian President Vladimir Putin talks throughout the opening event of the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” kept in the Patriot Park, in Kubinka exterior Moscow on August 23, 2021.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating as a safety measure after numerous members of his entourage fell ill with Covid-19, however is “absolutely” healthy and does not have the illness himself, the Kremlin stated Tuesday.
Putin, 68, will not take a trip to Tajikistan today for organized local security conferences. He will participate by video conference rather.
The Kremlin stated Putin, in assessment with medical professionals, took the choice to self-isolate after he had actually satisfied Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Kremlin on Monday.
Putin likewise satisfied Russian Paralympians and took a trip to western Russia on Monday to observe joint military drills with Belarus.
The Kremlin leader’s choice to self-isolate recommends a possible breach in the strenuous routine established to keep Putin healthy and far from anybody with Covid-19
Kremlin visitors have actually needed to go through unique disinfection tunnels, Putin has actually had 2 shots of Russia’s flagship Sputnik V vaccine, reporters attending his occasions need to go through several PCR tests, and individuals he fulfills are asked to quarantine ahead of time and be evaluated.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov informed press reporters that Putin, who turns 69 next month, had actually been in touch with numerous individuals in his entourage who had actually fallen ill with Covid-19
“Of course we know who fell ill in the president’s entourage and the self-isolation (regime) does not directly affect the president’s work,” stated Peskov.
“But it’s just that in-person meetings will not take place for a while. But that does not affect their frequency and the president will continue his activity via video conferences.”
Asked if Putin had actually evaluated unfavorable for Covid-19, Peskov stated: “Of course yes. The president is absolutely healthy.”