Mustafa: All arrivals must be examined by PCR in NE, Syria

The co-chair of the Health Body in North and East Syria, Joan Mustafa, explained that they took all necessary measures to prevent the emergence of the new corona virus, by tightening control over the medical points on the border crossings and examining all arrivals to the region to ensure that they do not carry the virus.

The world lives amid escalating fears of the new corona pandemic, after its outbreak in most countries of the world, which prompted governments and officials to take more stringent measures, and re-impose curfews by obliging citizens to their homes, in attempts to control the virus.

After the Syrian government took the decision to open border crossings and airports with neighboring countries, some of which were the epicenter of the virus, this led to a significant spread of the coronavirus in the regions and cities subject to it, and in order to avoid its spread in north and east Syria, the autonomous administration issued a circular in which it approved the closure of the border crossings, starting from the date of July 13, in addition to stressing the need to take the principle of social distance.

The Health Body of Al-Jazeera region is working to take precautionary measures. In connection with these measures, Hawa news agency ANHA conducted a meeting with the co-chair of the Health Body in North and East Syria, Joan Mustafa.

Joan Mustafa indicated that they resorted to tightening control over the border crossings through medical points that inspect all arrivals and departures to and from northern and eastern Syria, as a precautionary measure to prevent its emergence in the region.

Mustafa indicated that all arrivals to the area will conduct the necessary examinations for them, and he said: "All arrivals from the border crossings to the area will be subjected to checks, with the exception of those who have undergone the PCR examination, provided that the period does not exceed 24 hours.

The BCR test known as a "polymerase chain reaction" test, one of the most common tests carried out by hospitals to determine the strain of the virus present in the human body, and adopts in the diagnosis of coronavirus is the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), and it can determine the extent of its spread and track The extent of the patient's recovery from it.

On the readiness of medical points and quarantine centers, Mustafa stressed by saying: "Since the beginning of the crisis we have equipped quarantine centers, and most of them are ready to receive any infection if they appear," pointing to filling all the gaps that some centers were suffering from.

In Qamishlo district in northern Syria, there is a specialized laboratory for conducting the PCR examination adopted by the Health Body of North and East Syria, collecting all suspected samples, forming special teams to take samples to the laboratory, and conducting tests on them to ensure that the samples are free of the virus.

And Joan Mustafa noted the need for citizens to take all necessary preventive measures to prevent the emergence of any infection in the region, noting that the coronavirus: "It does not know borders and countries, and it is a virus that can easily spread in the region."

At the end of his speech, Joan Mustafa stressed that in the event of the emergence of the virus in the region, they will take stringent measures, and resort to a comprehensive curfew on the entire region.



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