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Chechnya is Russia's first region to close its boundaries completely because of coronavirus

Source: Meduza

Effective April 5, Russia’s Chechen Republic will close its boundaries completely to all passenger and individual traffic into and out of the region, in a dramatic effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Chechen officials announced the new policy on April 1, after local health officials confirmed the republic’s first death caused by coronavirus.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many regions across Russia have imposed severe limits on local residents’ movements.

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