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Kremlin spokesman unaware of severe coronavirus cases in Putin’s inner circle

According to Dmitry Peskov, the infected personnel contracted the virus in September, however, it is impossible to understand exactly how it happened

MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that he was "unaware of any severe cases" among the coronavirus patients identified in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

According to the Kremlin spokesman, the infected personnel contracted the virus in September. However, in his words, it is impossible to understand exactly how it happened.

Peskov pointed out that Putin was self-isolating at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence but did not specify where the president had spent the entire day with a staff member who had been the first to test positive for the coronavirus.

When speaking on whether the rules for ensuring the president’s sanitary security would change following the incident, Peskov noted that "the president himself said that things need to be sorted out."

"Someone was infected anyway. The matter is that when events involving the head of state take place, especially public ones, a lot of people are one way or another involved in organizing, holding and covering them. This is why it’s certainly possible to minimize the risk of the spread of the virus but amid the pandemic, it is almost impossible to eliminate the risk during everyday activities," Peskov emphasized.