Russia: Putin forced to self-isolate as COVID hits his inner circle

Source: CBS News

“Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin said Tuesday. The announcement came in the Kremlin’s readout of Putin’s phone call with the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. Putin has been fully vaccinated with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V — he received his second shot in April. … ‘Even in my circle problems occur with this COVID,’ the Russian leader was quoted by the state RIA Novosti news agency as saying. ‘We need to look into what’s really happening there. I think I may have to quarantine soon myself. A lot of people around (me) are sick.'” (09/14/21)