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Chechen leader Kadyrov transferred to Moscow with suspected coronavirus - source

According to him, the head of Chechnya is in stable condition
Chechnya Head Ramzan Kadyrov Nikolai Petrov/BelTA/TASS
Chechnya Head Ramzan Kadyrov
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MOSCOW, May 21. /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 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 center.