Russian President Vladimir Putin has entered self-isolation after a number of members of his interior circle examined constructive for COVID-19.
Putin attended a number of occasions on Monday, shaking arms with Russian officers and Paralympians. Through the assembly with the athletes, Putin revealed that he might need to quarantine quickly as some members of his circle had examined constructive for the coronavirus, the Related Press reported.
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“Even in my circle, issues happen with this COVID,” Putin mentioned, in line with a translation from the outlet. “We have to look into what’s actually occurring there. I believe I could should quarantine quickly myself. Lots of people round (me) are sick.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters on Tuesday that Putin had examined unfavourable however that he got here in touch with somebody who was COVID-positive. Peskov mentioned that Putin’s choice to self-isolate was made after “medical doctors accomplished their testing, their procedures.”
Peskov didn’t say when Putin started self-isolating, when he examined unfavourable, how lengthy he would stay in self-isolation, or who among the many president’s contacts was contaminated — aside from that there have been a number of circumstances.
Putin is absolutely vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
Russia is reported to have over 18,000 new COVID-19 circumstances. Over 45 million Russians have obtained their first vaccine dose, with over 39 million absolutely vaccinated, in line with the World Well being Group.