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Putin in isolation after COVID scare among inner circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in isolation after people in his inner circle became infected...

👤 H K Badal14 Sep 2021 5:15 PM GMT
Putin in isolation after COVID scare among inner circle
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in isolation after people in his inner circle became infected with the coronavirus, but the leader himself has tested negative for COVID-19, according to the Kremlin.

The Russian leader explained the situation to a government meeting on September 14 by video conference, after the Kremlin said he was "absolutely" healthy and did not have the disease himself.

Putin, who is fully vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V, held several public engagements indoors on September 13, most of which were indoors and where it appeared from images on TV that no one wore masks.

He shook hands with Russian Paralympic athletes and pinned medals on them, attended military exercises alongside other officials, and met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose hand he also shook.