putin: Russia’s Putin to remain in Covid-19 isolation for ‘a few days’


MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he would have to spend “a few days” in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill from Covid-19, the TASS the news agency reported.
Putin was speaking via video link at a Russia-led security bloc summit that took place in Tajikistan. He had planned to attend in person prior to 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 it would remain isolated.
“It’s not about one or two people, there are dozens of people,” he said.
“And now I have to stay in self-isolation for a few days.”

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