Vladimir Putin goes into self-isolation in Russia as coronavirus spreads though his ‘interior circle’ simply hours after assembly with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
- Putin met with Assad, Paralympians and army chiefs earlier than coming into isolation
- A member of his entourage examined constructive however Putin is ‘completely wholesome’
- He has been totally vaccinated with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V
Vladimir Putin has entered self-isolation after a member of his entourage contracted Covid-19 regardless of intensive precautions.
The Russian president deserted a scheduled journey to Tajikistan, and won’t marketing campaign in particular person for Sunday’s parliamentary elections which many opposition politicians have been banned from.
Vladimir Putin has entered self-isolation after a member of his entourage contracted Covid-19 a day after assembly Syrian president Bashar al-Assad
On Monday, he attended a number of public occasions as he met with the Russian Paralympians, attended army workout routines performed in coordination with Belarus, and in addition met Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters that Putin is ‘completely wholesome’, however will self-isolate after coming in contact with somebody who contracted the virus.
He didn’t make clear for the way lengthy Putin would stay in self-isolation, however assured that the president will proceed working as typical.
Asked if Putin examined unfavourable for the virus, Peskov stated: ‘Of course, sure.’
Peskov didn’t say who amongst Putin’s contacts had been contaminated, saying solely that there have been a number of instances.
During his assembly with the Paralympians yesterday, Putin hinted he might must self-isolate however then went on to carry head to head talks with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad
The Russian president additionally attended army workout routines performed in coordination with Belarus on Monday
‘Even in my shut circle, individuals are having points with COVID-19,’ he advised Russia’s athletes on Monday.
‘I actually might need to self-isolate quickly. Many individuals are sick.’
Putin will work remotely, attending by videoconference a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council scheduled for this week in Dushanbe, and a gathering of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
His stepping again coincides with large struggle video games seen as signalling to the West his army energy and readiness whereas sending shivers by Ukraine.
In new footage from the Zapad-2021 drills, Su-34 bombers are seen ‘destroying’ mock enemy management centres close to St Petersburg.
Crews of Su-24MR reconnaissance plane earlier flew missions over the Luga vary in Leningrad area, which detected and transmitted the coordinates of floor targets for strike plane by way of closed communication channels, stated stories.
Putin poses with swimmer Viktoria Ishchiulova throughout a state award ceremony for medallists of the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games yesterday
Bomber aviation flight crews then used aerial bombs supposedly testing a state-of-the-art computing subsystem.
During their assembly yesterday, Putin advised Assad that the results of latest elections ‘point out that individuals belief you.
‘And regardless of all difficulties and tragedies of the earlier years, they nonetheless imagine that the method of restoration and return to regular life is because of you.’
Putin advised him: ‘I do know that you’ve got been doing a fantastic deal for this, together with for the event of dialogue along with your political opponents.
‘I very a lot hope that this course of will proceed.’
During many of the pandemic, Putin shelved most of his common journeys round Russia.
Recently – with elections due on the weekend – he has toured Siberia and the far east however the self-isolation determination means an finish to his campaigning.
However, surprises are unlikely in the parliamentary polls with foe Alexei Navaly in jail, and different opposition figures now in exile.