The Moscow Times reports:
Dozens of people in Vladimir Putin’s entourage have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Russian leader said Thursday, as his country struggles with high infection rates and a vaccine-skeptic population.
Earlier this week, 68-year-old Putin canceled all in-person events and said he was self-isolating after announcing an outbreak in the Kremlin.
“Cases of the coronavirus were detected in my inner circle. Not just one or two but several dozen people,” Putin said, speaking via video link at a meeting of a Moscow-led security alliance.
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#UPDATE President Vladimir Putin says dozens of people in his inner circle at the Kremlin have tested positive for coronavirus, which has affected over seven million people in the badly-hit countryhttps://t.co/2xfA2uJeoW
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