“After April 5, entry and exit from the republic, both by land and by air, will be completely stopped, except for food and medical transportation, we will begin to sanitize settlements,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

According to him, anyone who wants to return or leave the republic in the near future should do this before April 5.

He noted that if there is a need for emergency removal, the issue will be decided on an individual basis.

Earlier, the Rospotrebnadzor said that an elderly woman died from the effects of a coronavirus infection with COVID-19 in the Chechen Republic.