Ramzan Kadyrov: Chechen tyrant 'hospitalised with severe coronavirus'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov hospitalised in Moscow with suspected coronavirus - reports

Chechen and Russian officials remain tight-lipped about the condition or whereabouts of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a day after news reports said he had been hospitalized in Moscow for possible coronavirus infection.

If confirmed, Mr Kadyrov could be the newest high-profile Russian official to contract the sickness.

"Ramzan Kadyrov has been brought to Moscow by plane with suspected coronavirus".

Kadyrov has actually come to be a single number in his indigenous Chechnya, where he was set up by Vladimir Putin in 2007 in order to vanquish a simmering revolt.

Unconfirmed experiences advised a aircraft belonging to Mr Kadyrov was tracked flying from close to the Chechen capital, Grozny, to Moscow on Thursday afternoon.

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News agency RIA Novosti also quoted a medical source as saying that Kadyrov, 43, was in hospital in Moscow, while Interfax quoted a Moscow medical source saying he was being treated and was "suspected of having coronavirus".

Under Ramzan Kadyrov's rule there have been repeated allegations of abuse at the hands of his security forces, with claims of extrajudicial killings and illegal detentions.

Critics have linked him to assassinations, all denied.

Recently, he lashed out at complaints that regional medical workers lacked masks and other proper equipment to protect them against infection.

The southern republic has tightened its lockdown measures this weekend, banning all travel for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Russian Federation has the second-highest total of reported COVID-19 cases, after the United States.

Russian officials have been accused of lowering its coronavirus mortality rates by ascribing deaths to pneumonia. "He is now under medical observation", checked out the resource's statements released byTass It was additionally reported by the Interfax news company, which functions as an additional cleaning residence for authorities news, although it is sometimes unreliable.

The authorities nonetheless says the outbreak is stabilising.

There were 8,894 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to a government tally, while 7,144 people recovered.

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