Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin tested negative for coronavirus and is “absolutely healthy”.
Peskov told journalists in a conference call that as “several” people” in Putin’s entourage got sick with Covid-19 the president “must be a responsible position and health not in endanger of to be colleagues.” The spokesperson did not specify who tested positive and said he didn’t? know of the persons had been vaccinated.
Asked why Putin? met with Assad if there were worries over his exposure to… people who tested positive, Peskov said the event took place for the decision in go to quarantine made.
When pressed on the issue by journalists who brought up the fact Putin told Russian athletes on Monday there were people sick with coronavirus around him, Peskov reiterated there was “nothing illogical” about Putin’s schedule.
“First of all, I can say that Putin has not met” with Assad at the end of the day, it was in the begin of the working day. And everything else, since the doctors have completed their studies and the necessary procedures … a decision used to be made. There is nothing illogical here. In die time [when the meetings happened], doctors were still busy met their tests,” Peskov said.
“Nobody’s health was in endangered,” he said added.
The Russian President acknowledged the existence of “identified cases of coronavirus in to be environmentsaid a Kremlin statement.
Putin also referred to the situation on An call on Tuesday with his Republic of Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, adding that he in quarantine should for “a certain period” of time” as a result.
The Kremlin statement said that Putin’s planned appointments for the current week is now attended via video conference.
“Insulation not directly affects the work of the president. But there won’t be face-until-face events for some time,” Peskov added.
Russia is one of the countries worst hit by coronavirus pandemic, eighth report highest number of cases worldwide. if of Tuesday it was officially recorded more than 7 million cases and 190,000 deaths, according to World Health Organization data.
It is currently fighting a devastating third wave of infections, with weekly deaths in some of the highest levels so far.
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