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Chechen Leader Transferred to Moscow for Coronavirus

Friday 22 May 2020

MOSCOW (TASS) — Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has been transported to Moscow because he is suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus, a source in medical circles told Russian news agencyTASS.

Ramzan Kadyrov
Chechnya Head Ramzan Kadyrov
Nikolai Petrov / BelTA / TASS)

“Ramzan Kadyrov has been brought to Moscow with the suspected coronavirus infection. [He] is now under medical observation”, the source noted. According to him, Chechnya’s leader is in stable condition. TASS could not officially verify this information.

Earlier, the Baza Telegram channel reported that Kadyrov could allegedly have come down with the virus and was transported to a Moscow hospital yesterday. Kadyrov’s aide Ahmed Dudayev emphasized that the Chechen leader was personally observing the work of the regional anti-coronavirus crisis centre.


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