The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has demanded to dismiss the employees of the Gudermes hospital, who complained of a shortage of masks and protective suits, reports RIA "news".

"Provocateurs should be fired. We have enough of all equipment, costumes, masks, just enough", – said Kadyrov.

He noted that Chechnya has enough of these funds not only for their own needs, but also to help neighboring regions.

Kadyrov added that doctors should help to reduce panic among the population, and not to frighten him.

"even If you die have another way to present", – said the head of the region.

Earlier in the Internet appeared the audio and video messages, where officers of the Gudermes district hospital claim about the lack of provision of means of protection, but also about the gross attitude of the hospital administration, in response to claims of employees.

December 31, 2019, the Chinese government announced the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.