Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Putin to self-isolate after COVID detected in entourage

More Articles

Avatar of IFP Media Wire
IFP Media Wire
Reports and views published in the Media Wire section have been retrieved from other news agencies and websites, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website. The IFP may change the headlines of the reports in a bid to make them compatible with its own style of covering Iran News, and does not make any changes to the content. The source and URL of all reports and news stories are mentioned at the bottom of each article.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to self-isolate as many coronavirus cases were recently detected among his acquaintances, the Kremlin reported on Tuesday. The Russian leader is still expected to appear at summits via video-link.

Putin stated in conversation with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon that he would have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 cases in his inner circle, according to the Kremlin.

“Vladimir Putin said that due to identified coronavirus cases in his inner circle he should observe self-isolation for some time,” the statement reads.

In this light, the Russian leader will attend the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) events planned to be held this week in Dushanbe via videoconference, the Kremlin specified.

Putin was tested for COVID-19 after several coronavirus cases had been recently detected among his acquaintances, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

“Absolutely sure. The president is in excellent health,” Peskov added at a briefing when asked whether Putin’s PCR test was negative.

The Russian leader was vaccinated against the coronavirus with homegrown Sputnik V in April.

Source: TASS and Sputnik

Latest article