Contents tagged with COVID-19

  • Putin in self-isolation after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation after one of members of hist staff has tested positive for COVID-19, the Kremlin’s  press service reports.

    Putin canceled a visit to Dushanbe, where he was supposed to take part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, scheduled for September 16-17. Putin will take part in this event, as well as the session of the Collective Security Council and the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Russia is an example for entire world in its fight against COVID-19

    Russia is ready to share with other countries its achievements in the field of epidemiology and health to combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

    "Domestic vaccines and medicines are the result of the hard work of our scientists. The research base, approaches to epidemiology and health care organization have been formed in our country for decades. We owe the end results to the work of many generations. …

  • Russia lost COVID vaccine war

    The Kremlin's ambitious plans to make Russia a major player in the vaccine market and earn tens of billions of dollars in supplies to poor countries are crumbling as contracts for Russian vaccine Sputnik V are on the verge of collapse due to delays and difficulties with production.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin personally joined the advertising campaign for the Russian vaccine "Sputnik V", calling it "the best in the world" and unprecedented in terms of protection and degree of safety. In …

  • Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin remains in self-isolation despite being vaccinated against coronavirus in April, reported Proekt Meria, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

    According to the publication, Putin has not changed and does not plan to change the the procedure established since the beginning of the pandemic, requiring that people meeting with him quarantine and meetings take place over video.

    Although Putin, in his own words, passed an antibody test that showed a "positivity ratio …

  • Russian doctor vaccinated against COVID-19 tests positive for coronavirus

    One of the doctors in Russia’s Kuzbass region who was among the first ones to receive the Russian coronavirus vaccine became ill with COVID-19, said the Kuzbass Deputy Health Minister Elena Selenina. .

    "We have one case of a medical worker being infected with COVID-19 after vaccination with the first dose of the two-component vaccine," she said, as cited by local news outlet A42.ru.

    According to her, the infection was detected on the fifth or sixth day after vaccination, so it is impossible …

  • Putin asks Macron for help in production of Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked French President Emmanuel Macron for help in the production of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, writes the French publication Challenges with reference to a diplomatic source. According to the newspaper, during a telephone conversation on November 7, Putin said that it is necessary to establish cooperation between the Russian organizations and the Pasteur Institute to produce the drug.

    Macron asked the Russian president to give him time to …

  • Ukrainian President hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yarmak, who tested positive for COVID-19, are currently in the isolated rooms in Kyiv's Feofaniya hospital, said Yermak’s adviser Mikhailo Podolyak in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

    "Everything is quite strict, regulated by the protocol. They are in Feofaniya. There is a special cabinet in which the president can hold meetings. I had a lot of conference calls today," he said.

    Podolyak noted that …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister tests positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran has tested positive for COVID-19, reported Ukrinform news agency, citing the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    According to Ukrinform, the test was done before President Zelensky’s trip to the Donbas.

    Taran is currently in self-isolation and works remotely. His health is now satisfactory. The working schedule of the Defense Minister has undergone corresponding changes.

    Earlier, it was reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tested positive for …

  • Lukashenko: doctors leaving Belarus will not be allowed back

    Belarusian doctors who have left for work abroad will no longer be able to come back, said the acting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA news agency reports.

    "They are specifically asking our doctors to come to Poland to help the population and the government in the fight against the COVID. I want to warn you that we don't have any extra doctors. We need to treat our people ourselves. But, following our principle, we will not keep anyone. However, …

  • China bans entry to Russians amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Amid deteriorating epidemiological situation in Russia, Beijing has decided to restrict access to Russians entering China. The restrictions apply to Russians holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits, said the Chinese Embassy in Moscow.

    The entry to China will be prohibited also to Russian citizens who were going there for personal or family reasons. The measures will not affect persons with diplomatic and service visas, as well as category C visas.

    On November 5, the daily increase of …