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Corona Virus: Putin hopes that Sputnik V will protect him

Vladimir Putin said that there are many people in his vicinity who have contracted the coronavirus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, expressed confidence that the Russian Sputnik vaccine will protect him and show a high level of protection against Covid-19. He also described his stay in quarantine as an experiment, AFP and Interfax reported.

He got his second dose in April

The Russian President announced, on Tuesday, that he is subject to quarantine due to the occurrence of cases of the new Corona virus in his immediate surroundings. Putin was vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V anti-peptide vaccine, the second dose he received in April of this year.

Putin said that several people in his vicinity have contracted the coronavirus. One of them was vaccinated. According to Putin, this man’s antibody levels have decreased and he can be revaccinated. However, it may have been too late, as he fell ill three days after receiving the vaccine. Putin spent the day with this person.

The President described the situation as a normal experience. “We will find out how Sputnik V works in practice, because according to the latest data, I have a high level of (antibody) titers,” he said.

Peskov denies that Putin is a danger to anyone

“Let’s take a look at what it will look like in practice, in life. I hope that everything will be as it should be and that Sputnik V will already prove its high standards in terms of protection against coronavirus in life.”

The Russian president attended several events on Monday. For example, he met with Russian Paralympic heroes, participated in Russian-Belarusian military exercises, and received Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Kremlin. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied that Putin would endanger anyone, TASS wrote.

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Asked by reporters whether Putin had tested negative for the coronavirus, Peskov said, “Of course he did.”

Health and quarantine

A Kremlin spokesman said the president was currently in good health. However, he did not specify how long Putin would be placed in quarantine. AFP writes that it is not yet certain whether Putin will be subject to quarantine during the upcoming parliamentary elections in Russia on September 17 and 19.