Russia’s Putin to Self-Isolate After COVID-19 Detected in Entourage

Russian President Vladimir Putin will go into self-isolation after at least one aide in his inner circle tested positive for the CCP virus, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday. “In connection with the detected cases of coronavirus in his environment, he must observe the regime of self-isolation for a certain period of time,” according to a statement sent to journalists, obtained by Russian news agency RT. Putin has been fully vaccinated with Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. He revealed in June that due to armed forces receiving the Sputnik V shot, he also requested the jab because he is “the supreme commander-in-chief.” Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said Putin is in good health and will continue his work via video meetings. He will likely not travel to Tajikistan this week for planned regional security meetings over the situation in Afghanistan, and will instead, hold the talks virtually. “The president is absolutely in …

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