Putin to self-isolate after coronavirus cases detected in inner circle

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Published: 2021-09-14 12:46

Last Updated: 2021-10-20 21:20


Credit: AFP
Credit: AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin will self-isolate after coronavirus cases were detected in his inner circle, the Kremlin said in a statement Tuesday.

In a phone call with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, Putin said that in connection with identified coronavirus cases in his circle, he will observe a self-isolation regime for a certain period of time.

He added that he will not attend a regional summit in person later this week in Dushanbe.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Russia has confirmed 7,176,085 cases and 194,249 deaths.