Putin to self-isolate after COVID-19 cases detected in his entourage
Updated 21:56, 14-Sep-2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin will go into self-isolation after cases of the new coronavirus were detected in his entourage, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Putin mentioned his decision during a phone conversation with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the Kremlin said in a press release. 

Putin told Rahmon that due to the quarantine, he will take part in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, and a joint CSTO-SCO meeting later this week in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe via video link. 

Putin has tested negative and is in good health after several COVID-19 cases were confirmed recently among his acquaintances, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. 

(With input from Xinhua)

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