Putin self-isolating due to coronavirus cases within his inner circle Sep 15, 2021 0 0 12345 Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating after people in his “inner circle” tested positive for coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.Putin, 68, will not hold face-to-face meetings for the time being as a precautionary measure to protect others, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who called Putin “absolutely healthy.” The Kremlin did not provide details on who in Putin’s circle had tested positive, nor how long the president would stay in isolation.Russia’s TASS news agency reported that Peskov was asked by a reporter if Putin had undergone a coronavirus test and if the result was negative. Peskov responded: “Certainly.” Put had conducted talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad late on Monday in Moscow. Before that he had met with Russian Paralympians who had medalled at the Tokyo Games.The Russian leader said he was vaccinated against the coronavirus this spring using Russia’s Sputnik V jab. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Chinese metropolis of Xiamen goes into lockdown after COVID outbreak Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Biden to meet leaders of Australia, India and Japan Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Foreign forces must leave Syria, Putin tells Assad in Moscow Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Israel to seal off Palestinian territories ahead of Yom Kippur Tel Aviv - The Israeli army is sealing off the Palestinian territories ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest holiday on the Jewish calendar, which begins at sunset on Wednesday. The West Bank and Gaza border crossings will be .. Singapore hosts China’s leading diplomat dpa Bangkok Three weeks after the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday hosted Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for what he said was “a productive and candid .. Philippines to relax COVID curbs despite high case count dpa Manila The Philippines will ease coronavirus restrictions in the capital region starting this week, in a bid to boost economic activity despite high numbers of new Covid-19 cases, the government said on Tuesday. The .. Singapore news website forced offline over foreign funds allegations Bangkok: Two weeks after losing a defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore news portal The Online Citizen’s website and social media operating licences were on Tuesday suspended by the .. Unknown assailants free 240 inmates in attack on Nigerian jail Lagos: Unknown assailants freed 240 prisoners from a jail in the West African country of Nigeria during a deadly overnight attack. The prison in the town of Kabba in the central state of Kogi was attacked by several heavily ..