Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will talk for four-five hours before making separate press appearances
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Just a note for those of you interested in Covid precautions at the meeting, the acting chief of protocol for the Geneva region says staff members at the villa will keep face masks on during the summit even if the two leaders don’t.
Geneva authorities require the wearing of masks in public, though there are exceptions. The requirement holds particularly in places with a lot of pedestrian traffic, such as shopping areas.
Here’s a picture of the two men shaking hands inside the venue that has just dropped on the wires.