Chechen leader flown to Moscow suffering from coronavirus
22 May 2020

Head of the Russian region of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has been delivered to Moscow as he is suspected to have contracted coronavirus, a source in medical circles told TASS.

"Ramzan Kadyrov has been brought to Moscow with suspected coronavirus infection [He] is know placed under medical observation," the source noted. According to him, the head of Chechnya is in stable condition. TASS could not officially verify this information.

The Russian english language newspaper, Moscow Times, said that earlier, Baza Telegram channel reported that Kadyrov could allegedly have contracted the virus and was transported to a Moscow hospital yesterday.

Kadyrov, 43, was reportedly flown to the Russian capital Wednesday, a few days after reporting flu-like symptoms, the Baza Telegram channel reported earlier Thursday. Chechen doctors recommended that Kadyrov seek treatment there after his "condition began deteriorating rapidly," Baza said.

source: with TASS news agency and Moscow Times.

photo: Ramazan Kadyrov (archive picture)