The Health Body of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, during a press conference held in Qamishlo city on July 23, announced that 8 cases of the new Coronavirus had been recorded.
Consequently, the Kurdish Red Crescent subjected 88 people in contact with the affected cases in various parts of northern and eastern Syria to the home quarantine for two weeks, with continuous contact with them to monitor their health conditions and ensure their safety.
The co-chair of the Health Body, Joan Mustafa, indicated that a number of precautionary measures have been taken in light of the emergence of the virus in the cities of Qamishlo and al-Hasakah. He said: "One of the measures that has been taken is to prevent gatherings, as well as to prevent the entry and burial of the corpses of deceased people with the Coronavirus in areas of north and east Syria, as well as preventing the entry of visitors to the regions of north and east Syria."
Mustafa added, "All border crossings will be monitored, and the medical teams on the border will carry out their work seriously, by subjecting expatriate and suspected cases of HIV to the areas of north and east Syria to be quarantined for a period of 14 days, with the required checks to be performed."
Every person should be responsible for protecting himself ′
Mustafa stressed that every person take his personal measures, and sees himself responsible for protecting himself and those around him from the risk of contracting the virus, and to take all preventive measures from sterilization and cleaning inside his home, and adheres to the principle of social separation.
Mustafa called the residents to adhere with preventive measures during the days of Eid al-Adha.
Al-Mustafa concluded his speech by saying: "The health status of the four people is good and with time their situation improves, but despite this, the families must take their measures better and more seriously."