Dozens in the inner circle have been infected with the Corona virus
Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that dozens of his employees have been infected with the Corona virus and that he will continue to self-isolate due to the outbreak.
The Kremlin announced earlier this week that it will self-isolate after someone in its close circle has been infected even though Putin has tested negative for the virus and has been fully vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V, but Putin said on Thursday that infections are widespread.
“Coronavirus cases have been identified in my immediate environment, and this is not one, not two, but several dozen people. Now we have to observe the regime of self-isolation for several days,” he said via a video link to the summit of the Russia-led Treaty Collective Security Organization.
The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the injured are “primarily those who are involved in ensuring the work and activities of the head of state, and his security.” He said that none of the cases were severe.
Although Russia was the first country to introduce a vaccine against the coronavirus, less than 30% of the country has been fully vaccinated.
The National Coronavirus Task Force says about 7.2 million infections have been recorded in the country of 145 million people, with 19,835 deaths.
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