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Russia’s Vladimir Putin self-isolates after COVID-19 found in entourage

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By Maxim Rodionov and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating as a precaution after several members of his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, but is “absolutely” healthy and does not have the disease himself, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Putin, 68, will therefore not travel to Tajikistan this week for planned regional security meetings which he will take part in by video conference instead. The Kremlin said Putin took the decision to self-isolate after he had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Kremlin on Monday, in consultation with doctors. P…

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