Vladimir Putin will go into quarantine due to detected cases of coronavirus in his environment. About it reported press service of the Kremlin. According to Dmitry Peskov, the president passed a coronavirus test, which showed that he was “absolutely healthy.”
“Isolation – it does not directly affect the work of the president, but just now there will be no face-to-face events for some time. But, again, this does not affect the intensity: the president continues his activities via videoconference, ”the spokesman added.
Peskov found it difficult to answer whether those who were diagnosed with cases of the disease in Putin’s entourage were vaccinated. In addition, he did not specify who exactly fell ill.
As a result of the telephone conversation of the Russian leader with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, it also became known that in this regard, Putin will take part in the CSTO-SCO summit in Dushanbe online, transfers RIA Novosti.
The day before, during a conversation with the Paralympians, the president said that among his entourage there are COVID-19 patients. He also noted that the situation needs to be sorted out and that, perhaps, he himself “will soon have to quarantine.”
In the spring, Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus, without specifying which vaccine. Press secretary Dmitry Peskov answered questions from the media that the president had made one of three Russian vaccines – “they are all good and reliable.” After vaccination, Putin has repeatedly said that his antibody titers “hold up well.” Later, at the end of June, the Russian leader announced that he had chosen Sputnik V for the vaccine against COVID-19.
Formerly Russian BBC service reportedthat Putin’s staff, in particular pilots, drivers, doctors, as well as people meeting with the president, have been quarantined for several weeks in Kremlin sanatoriums and boarding houses since the beginning of the pandemic. According to BBC estimates, more than 6.4 billion rubles were allocated to the Presidential Property Management Department from the government’s reserve fund to fight the pandemic. Part of the money was spent on observation services in 12 hotels and sanatoriums in Moscow, Moscow region, Sochi and Yalta.