Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolatingas a precaution after a number of members of his entourage fell sick with COVID-19, however is “completely” wholesome and doesn’t have the illness himself, the Kremlin stated on Tuesday.
Putin, 68, will due to this fact not journey to Tajikistan this week for deliberate regional safety conferences which he’ll participate in by video convention as a substitute.
The Kremlin stated Putin took the choice to self-isolate after he had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad within the Kremlin on Monday, in session with medical doctors.
Putin additionally met Russian Paralympians and travelled to western Russia on Monday to look at joint navy drills with Belarus.
The Kremlin chief’s choice to self-isolate suggests a possible breach within the rigorous regime set as much as hold Putin, who turns 69 subsequent month, wholesome and away from anybody with COVID-19.
Kremlin guests have needed to cross by way of particular disinfection tunnels, Putin has had two photographs of Russia’s flagship Sputnik V vaccine, journalists attending his occasions should bear a number of PCR checks, and other people he meets are requested to quarantine beforehand and be examined.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters that Putin had been in contact with a number of folks in his entourage who had fallen sick with COVID-19.
“After all we all know who fell sick within the president’s entourage and the self-isolation (regime) doesn’t straight have an effect on the president’s work,” stated Peskov.
“However it’s simply that in-person conferences won’t happen for some time. However that doesn’t have an effect on their frequency and the president will proceed his exercise through video conferences.”
Requested if Putin had examined adverse for COVID-19, Peskov stated: “After all sure. The president is completely wholesome.”