Putin, in isolation for being close contact of several positives by covid

Vladimir Putin, during an appearance on September 9. / Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

The Russian president is “completely healthy”, according to an official statement

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been placed in isolation for being close contact with several positives in COVID-19, as confirmed by the Kremlin on Tuesday. During a telephone conversation with the Tajik president, Emomali Rajmon, Putin has communicated that he will have to “confine himself” for a time given that several cases of coronavirus have been detected in his close environment, according to information from the Sputnik news agency.

The authorities have confirmed, however, that Putin is “completely healthy” and that he has not shown any symptoms at the moment. The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has also qualified that he has tested negative for COVID-19 at the moment.

The decision was made a day after Putin was heard talking about the possibility of quarantining himself due to various infections in his environment. The Kremlin initially indicated that these words were simply “a way of speaking.” Putin, 68, has asked everyone who wants to meet him to stay in quarantine for two weeks before meeting.

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