Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said on September 13 that the schedule of Russian leader Vladimir Putin would not change due to the coronavirus.
Thus, a Kremlin spokesman on Monday commented to TASS on Putin’s statement that the situation with the coronavirus could affect his regime. According to Peskov, the head of state spoke figuratively, and no changes in the schedule are foreseen yet.
Peskov reported on August 31 that vaccination against coronavirus had had its effect, and Putin continued to work actively. Then the representative of the Kremlin clarified that the state of health of the president is non-public information.
On August 30, the head of state said that his antibody indicators after being vaccinated against coronavirus are holding up well, Gazeta.ru adds.
In June, Putin announced that he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Sputnik V vaccine. The first dose of the drug was administered to Putin on March 23, and the second on April 14. The Russian leader stressed that he felt good after the vaccination and had no serious side effects.
On August 22, Putin called vaccination the best tool to defeat the pandemic. He also pointed out the need for awareness-raising on vaccination. According to him, it is necessary to educate the population about the benefits of vaccinations and talk about the consequences of a severe course of the disease. The president also believes that it is impossible to impose the need for vaccination against coronavirus, but everything must be done to explain the correctness of vaccination against COVID-19.
Large-scale vaccination is ongoing in Russia. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. Earlier, five drugs for coronavirus were registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, KoviVak and EpiVacCorona-N.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.