The Kremlin announced on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would go into self-isolation after at least one aide in his inner circle tested positive for the CCP virus.
According to a statement sent to journalists obtained by the Russian news agency RT, “With regard to the cases of coronavirus found in his environment, he must observe the regime of self-isolation for a certain period.”
Putin has been fully vaccinated with Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. He revealed in June that due to the 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 meeting. He is likely not to travel to Tajikistan this week for planned regional security meetings on the situation in Afghanistan, and will, instead, hold talks virtually.
“The president is in absolutely good health,” Peskov said, “the separation will not affect his work, but there will be no face-to-face incidents for some time.”
Peskov did not clarify how long Putin would remain in self-isolation, although he did confirm that the president himself has tested negative for the CCP (Communist Party of China) virus.
Kremlin visitors have to pass through special disinfection tunnels, journalists attending his events have to undergo multiple PCR tests, and people he meets are asked to be quarantined and tested in advance.
The Kremlin said Putin made the decision to self-isolate after meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the Kremlin on Monday in consultation with doctors.
Putin also met with Russian Paralympians and traveled to western Russia on Monday to oversee joint military exercises with Belarus.
The Kremlin leader’s decision to self-isolate reveals a possible breach in the harsh regime established to uphold Putin, who turns 69 next month.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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