Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating after people in his circle caught COVID-19, the Kremlin announced Tuesday.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with Emomali Rahmon, the president of the Republic of Tajikistan. Vladimir Putin said that in connection with the coronavirus cases detected in his entourage, he must enter the regime of self-isolation for a certain period of time,” the Kremlin said in a statement, published by Sputnik News.

Putin has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with Russia’s homegrown vaccine, Sputnik V. The Kremlin said in March that the president was vaccinated, but refused to say what shot he got.

He has taken special precautions against COVID-19 throughout the pandemic: Last year he installed at his official residence a special disinfection tunnel that sprayed antibacterial solution on his visitors, and required World War II veterans – most of whom were in their 90s – to quarantine for 14 days before being able to sit by him at a military parade.

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