Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that dozens of his staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus, AP reports.
Why it matters: The Kremlin announced earlier this week that Putin, who is fully vaccinated, would go into isolation for an undisclosed amount of time because of infections within his inner circle.
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What they’re saying: “Cases of coronavirus have been identified in my immediate environment, and this is not one, not two, but several tens of people. Now we have to observe the self-isolation regime for several days,” Putin said, according to AP.
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