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Vladimir Putin is to self-isolate after COVID-19 detected in entourage–Kremlin

/ 05:18 PM September 14, 2021
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with athletes, participants of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in Moscow, Russia September 11, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin
is self-isolating after members of his entourage fell ill with
COVID-19 and will therefore not travel to Tajikistan this week
for planned regional security meetings, the Kremlin said on
Tuesday.

Putin, 68, was due to travel to Tajikistan for high-level
meetings of the CSTO and SCO regional alliances with the rapid
deterioration of security in neighboring Afghanistan in focus.

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The Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday that Putin had
called Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon to explain he
could not travel due to his self-isolation regime and would take
part in the meetings via video link instead.

“Putin said that due to cases of coronavirus in his
entourage, he has to observe a self-isolation regime for a
certain period of time,” the Kremlin said in the statement on
the phone call.

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The Russian leader has taken an array of health precautions
throughout the pandemic and has had two doses of the Sputnik V
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