December 4, 2022

Macron denied Russian COVID test in Putin stumble over DNA robbery fears source

French President Emmanuel Macron denied a Kremlin demand that he take a Russian COVID-19 test when he showed up to see President Vladimir Putin this week, to forestall Russia getting hold of Macron’s DNA, two sources in Macron’s escort told Reuters.

Subsequently, the meeting French head of state was avoided at all costs from the Russian chief during extended discussions on the Ukraine emergency in Moscow.

They were captured at far edges of a table so long that it incited humorous remark via online media and theory, including by representatives, that Putin may be utilizing it to communicate something specific.

Yet, two sources who know about the French president’s wellbeing convention told Reuters Macron had been given a decision: either acknowledge a PCR test done by the Russian specialists and be permitted to draw near to Putin, or reject and need to submit to more rigid social separating.

We knew very well that implied no handshake and that long table. In any case, we were unable to acknowledge that they get their hands on the president’s DNA, one of the sources told Reuters, alluding to security concerns assuming the French chief was tried by Russian specialists.

Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov affirmed that Macron had declined the test and said Russia definitely approved of this, yet it implied that a 6-meter distance from Putin was expected to safeguard the Kremlin chief’s wellbeing.

There is no governmental issues in this, it doesn’t disrupt dealings in any capacity, he said

A second source in Macron’s escort said he rather took a French PCR test before takeoff and an antigen test done by his own primary care physician once in Russia.

The Russians let us know Putin should have been kept in a severe wellbeing bubble, the subsequent source said.

Macron’s office said the Russian wellbeing convention didn’t appear to us to be either adequate or viable with our journal imperatives, alluding to the timeframe that would have been expected to hang tight for the outcomes.

At the point when gotten some information about DNA robbery, Macron’s office said: The president has specialists who characterize with him the standards that are satisfactory or not as far as his own wellbeing convention.

On Thursday, three days after Macron and Putin had their socially-separated gathering, the Russian chief got Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The two men shook hands, and sat near one another, isolated exclusively by a little end table.