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The Financial Express

Putin to self-isolate after Covid-19 found in entourage

| Updated: September 19, 2021 23:17:07


Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with athletes, participants of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in Moscow, Russia on September 11, 2021 — Kremlin via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with athletes, participants of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in Moscow, Russia on September 11, 2021 — Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with Covid-19, the TASS news agency reported.

Putin was speaking through a video link at a summit of a Russia-led security bloc which was held in Tajikistan. He had planned to attend in person before the news of the virus outbreak in his inner circle this week.

It was previously unclear how big the outbreak was and how long Putin would remain isolated, reports Reuters.

This is not just one person or two people, there are dozens of people," he said.

"And now I have to remain in self-isolation for a few days."

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