US News Syria: President Assad and his wife Asma affected by Covid-19

17:05  08 march  2021
17:05  08 march  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma are infected with Covid-19, the presidency announced on Monday.

  Syrie: le président Assad et son épouse Asma atteints par la Covid-19 © SANA / Handout via REUTERS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma are carriers of Covid-19 but they are "in good health" and their condition is "stable", the presidency announced on Monday, the authorities having recently reported an increase in contamination.

The head of state, 55, and his wife, 45, carried out a PCR screening test after "having felt mild symptoms similar to those of Covid-19," the presidency said in a statement. "They will continue their work during their period of home isolation, which will last two or three weeks," according to the text.

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The Ministry of Health of this country at war since 2011 had reported in early March "an increase in coronavirus contaminations", calling for strict compliance with barrier gestures and believing that the country was not immune to a spread variants.

The authorities announced at the end of February the start of the vaccination campaign for the medical profession. The country has received 5,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine to immunize 2,500 caregivers, according to the Al-Watan daily, close to power.

Syria has also authorized on its territory the use of the vaccine of its Russian ally, Sputnik V, according to the Damascus embassy in Moscow.

More than a thousand deaths from Covid-19 in Syria

Damascus also joined in January the Covax initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO), which aims to help the poorest countries. WHO, UNICEF and the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) aim to provide vaccines to at least 20% of the Syrian population by 2021.

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Areas under the regime's control - approximately two-thirds of the territory - officially recorded 15,981 cases of coronavirus, including just over a thousand deaths.

However, doctors and organizations estimate that the number of cases is much higher, in particular due to the limited number of tests.

Syria adopted measures at the start of the pandemic to combat the spread of the coronavirus. But due to the economic crisis and the social difficulties caused by a sharp depreciation of the Syrian pound, these measures were gradually lifted.

Markets and public transport now function almost normally, while wearing a mask, physical distancing and other barrier gestures are rarely observed.

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