JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia to disinfect parliament chamber after lawmaker broke quarantine to hear Putin” – Reuters

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“Russia is disinfecting its parliament chamber after a lawmaker ignored coronavirus quarantine to attend assembly sessions, including one where … Putin gave a speech. Sergei Katasonov, a member of the nationalist LDPR party, told Reuters he had ignored a requirement by Moscow authorities to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from France because he did not fully understand the risks. ‘Considering that we were checked at the airport I didn’t see a need for self-isolation’ ….Katasonov … attended a parliamentary session … Duma Session file photo Putin made an unexpected appearance to open the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036. …”

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