Russian President Vladimir Putin will go into self-isolation after being exposed to several people in his entourage infected with COVID-19, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

The 68-year-old leader is “absolutely healthy” and has tested negative for COVID-19, Peskov told a regular conference call. Putin will avoid in-person meetings for “some time,” he said. Plans to fly to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, this week to attend regional summit meetings were canceled and Putin will participate via video conference, he said.

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