| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Putin Invited to US’ Online Summit on COVID-19 Response, Kremlin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to the US-led virtual summit on the COVID-19 response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on 15 September, adding that the president’s participation is being considered.

The summit will take place on 22 September.

“Yes, an invitation to this virtual summit has been received. It is being considered,” Peskov told reporters.

The Russian authorities are not considering a new COVID-19 lockdown or some other restrictions at the moment, since virology experts have different opinions about the possibility of a new coronavirus wave, Peskov added.

“This is out of question, this is not on the agenda,” Peskov told reporters, when asked if some new measures were being prepared in light of virologists’ predictions about a new wave of COVID-19 late this month.

“Some virologists are waiting for a new wave all the time, some say we will face it later, others say there will be no repetition at all. So, there is a very wide range of opinions,” the Kremlin spokesman continued.

  • Sputnik