The day before, Putin said that due to cases of infection in the environment, he will probably have to go into quarantine. His press secretary later clarified that the president “expressed himself figuratively”
Russian President Vladimir Putin must observe a self-isolation regime due to cases of coronavirus infection in his environment, according to the Kremlin’s website.
Information about this is published in the report on a telephone conversation with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. “Vladimir Putin said that in connection with the detected cases of coronavirus in his environment, he must observe a self-isolation regime for a certain period of time,” the article says.
Therefore, the President of Russia will participate in the events to be held in Dushanbe via videoconference. We are talking about the sessions of the CSTO Collective Security Council scheduled for this week in Dushanbe, a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization members and a joint meeting of the heads of state of the CSTO and SCO members.
According to the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov, Putin passed the test after the discovery of COVID-19 patients in his environment. “He is absolutely healthy,” the Kremlin representative assured. According to him, the president will not participate in face-to-face events for some time, but self-isolation will not affect the intensity of work online.
The day before, Putin said that there are problems with the incidence of COVID-19 in his environment. The President did not rule out that he would have to go into quarantine.
“Unfortunately, we also now have” hellip; Doctors are studying ” hellip; even in my environment, problems arise with this covid. We need to figure out what is really happening there. I think I’ll have to quarantine myself soon… A lot of people are sick around, ” the head of state said during a conversation with the Paralympians in the Kremlin. He did not specify who in his environment he was talking about and what kind of “problems” with the coronavirus had arisen there.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov later clarified that Putin, speaking about the possibility of leaving for quarantine, expressed himself figuratively.
The Kremlin reported that the president received the first component of the coronavirus vaccine on March 23, and the second component on April 14. Peskov then clarified that Putin had suffered the vaccination well.
Peskov has repeatedly talked about the sanitary security measures that operate in the Kremlin. In June 2020, he said that due to the threat of COVID-19, disinfection tunnels were installed in the Kremlin and the presidential residence “Novo-Ogarevo”. The Kremlin also reported on the need to observe quarantine and take tests for coronavirus as a precaution before meeting with Putin. “Someone goes through a very thorough testing, someone a larger numberdays, someone withstands quarantine for a smaller number of days, ” Peskov said. He explained the need for measures by the fact that the situation with the spread of the virus is still far from normalization.
Reports of quarantine before meetings with the president were received repeatedly. In August, before the meeting with Putin, candidates for deputies of the State Duma from “United Russia” were quarantined, sources told RBC.
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