On Tuesday the Kremlin said, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to go into self-isolation after cases of the new coronavirus identified in his entourage and will not go to Tajikistan this week for regional security meetings. For the high-level meeting of the CSTO and SCO regional alliances with the quick decline of security in neighbouring Afghanistan, Putin was going to travel to Tajikistan.
“Putin had called Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon to explain he could not travel due to his self-isolation regime and would take part in the meetings via video link instead,” said Kremlin in a statement. According to Kremlin, Putin had said that due to cases of coronavirus in his entourage, he has to go to self-isolation, for few days.
In April 2021, Putin got vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine to protect against COVID-19. In the morning the president Putin wished Bashar al-Assad Syrian president for winning in the recent presidential election and told him about the significance of the reconstruction process in Syria and the requirement of a political solution to go ahead in progress. Since 2015, the Assad government has been supported by Russia in the fight against terrorism.