He will attend meetings this week of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Tajikistan and a Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting by videoconference instead of in person.
“Vladimir Putin said that in connection with the identified cases of coronavirus in his environment, he must observe the self-isolation regime for a certain period of time,” the Kremlin said in a readout of a call Mr. Putin had with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
But some experts have questioned Russia‘s stat-keeping and whether the nation has done enough to wrangle the delta variant.
It has consistently reported 800 COVID-19 deaths per day since late July.
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