On October 11, during a videoconference meeting on the development of the agro-industrial complex, President Vladimir Putin coughed several times. Later, at a video meeting with members of the Security Council, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko drew attention to this and asked the head of state about his health. Mr. Putin assured that “nothing terrible is happening.”
“You coughed something at the meeting. We are all worried … We are worried about your health, ”said Ms Matvienko.
“Don’t worry, it’s okay. Not only for COVID-19, for all other infections, tests are taken almost on a daily basis, so everything is fine. It was just cool in the air, I moved more actively, nothing terrible happens, ”said Mr Putin.
The President also said that he would try to be at the Eurasian Women’s Forum, which will be held from 13 to 15 October in St. Petersburg.
In September, Vladimir Putin worked in self-isolation for about two weeks. He himself explained this by the fact that in his close circle, several people fell ill with coronavirus.
Read more about the president’s self-isolation in the Kommersant article “It seems it was a butler.”