SOHR reports COV cases, Syrian government denies

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the number of cases that have been quarantined as a result of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the areas under the control of the Syrian government has reached 113, while the Syrian government denied this and confirmed that there are no infections to date.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted several medical sources in Damascus, Homs, Lattakia and Tartus that confirmed that the number of cases quarantined as a result of the coronavirus outbreak reached 113, 35 of whom were released from quarantine after the results of the tests were negative, while 78 are still in quarantine.

 In a related context, the Syrian Observatory quoted sources as saying that the corona epidemic spread among Iranian forces in the city of Al-Mayadeen east of Deir ez-Zour, where six Iranian and two Iraqi with symptoms of the epidemic were quarantined in the Iranian zahra hospital in the city. They sent samples to the capital, Damascus to show that the eight were infected with the Corona epidemic after the results of the tests were positive.

The Syrian Ministry of Health said that there are no confirmed cases of COV19 in Syria to date, and all the analyzed samples in the public health laboratories for suspected cases are negative.

 The Syrian government announced the suspension of classes in universities, schools and public and private technical institutes from tomorrow 14/3 to 2/4 of this year, in order to cope with the coronavirus.

The Autonomous Administration of the North and East of Syria has also decided to ban gatherings, close border crossings and disrupt schools, institutes and universities, as a precautionary measure to prevent the threat of coronavirus.



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