The press secretary reported that Putin was in contact with several COVID-19 patients, the president passed a PCR test
Russian President Vladimir Putin has passed a PCR test for a coronavirus infection, he is absolutely healthy. This was announced by the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
“The president is absolutely healthy,” Peskov pointed out. Answering the question whether Putin passed a PCR test and a negative result, he replied: “Absolutely”.
Earlier, Putin said that he was forced to go into self-isolation “in connection with the identified cases of coronavirus in his environment”. The Kremlin posted information about this in a report on a telephone conversation between the Russian leader and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
Peskov said that several people were ill in the president’s entourage, Putin had previously contacted them. The press secretary added that the quarantine will not affect the intensity of the work of the head of state. “It’s just that there won’t be any face-to-face events for some time now. But, of course, this does not affect the intensity: the president continues his activities in the video conference mode, ” Peskov said.
The press secretary noted that Putin will later inform about the format in which he will now vote in the elections of State Duma deputies. They will be held from September 17 to 19 with the completion on a single voting day.
Putin was vaccinated against coronavirus with the Russian vaccine “Sputnik V”, developed by the N. F. Gamalei Center. The president received the first dose at the end of March, the second-on April 14. After the first vaccination, Peskov said that the president was feeling well, Putin himself described his condition with the words “it broke a little”.
The chief doctor of the hospital in Kommunarka, Denis Protsenko, warned on September 7 that the next rise in the incidence of COVID-19 (the fourth wave) could occur at the end of September and the beginning of October. He attributed this to the coincidence of a number of factors: the seasonal exacerbation of infections, the return of Russians from vacation, the beginning of the school year.
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