The Syrian Ministry of Health recently warned of the high number of HIV infections in the country
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma were infected with the Coronavirus, according to what the presidency announced on its social media accounts on Monday, at a time when the Ministry of Health recently warned of the high number of infections in the country.
The presidency stated that Al-Assad (55 years) and his wife (45 years) underwent a virus test “after feeling mild symptoms”, and they were found to be infected “knowing that they are in good health and in stable condition.”
She said that they “will continue their work during their home quarantine period, which will last for two or three weeks.”
At the end of last month, Damascus began vaccinating medical staff working on the front lines to confront the epidemic, after receiving 5,000 doses as a donation from a “friendly country,” according to Health Minister Hassan Al-Ghobash.
Last January, the Syrian government signed an agreement to join the “COVAX” initiative through the World Health Organization. Also, the Syrian embassy in Moscow announced last month that Syria had authorized the use of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine on its soil. No party has announced the date of arrival of the vaccines in Damascus yet.
The Kovacs platform seeks to secure vaccines for at least 20% of Syrians until the end of this year.
Since the beginning of the outbreak of the epidemic, the government has counted 15,981 injuries in its control areas, including 1,063 deaths, while the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in the northeast of the country has monitored nearly 8,689 injuries, including 368 deaths. The areas controlled by the factions in Idlib and its environs (northwest), where hundreds of overcrowded camps are spread, recorded 21,209 injuries, including 623 deaths.
In recent days, the Ministry of Health repeated its warning of a new wave of infections in the country, calling on citizens to adhere to the necessary preventive guidelines.
The ministry stated at the beginning of this month that it had “observed an increase in the trend of Corona injuries in the recent period and an increase in suspected cases that are reviewing hospitals, which calls for strictness in following preventive measures and not tolerating them at all, especially since countries of the world are facing new mutated strains of the Corona virus, and Syria will not Be far away from her. “
When the outbreak began, Damascus imposed tight restrictions, which it quickly abandoned under the weight of the stifling living crisis, which is accompanied by a record deterioration in the exchange rate of the lira against the dollar.
Markets, streets and public transport are witnessing almost normal movement without any application of preventive measures, especially wearing masks and social distancing.
In light of the silence of the Syrian regime about the real numbers of Corona infections, according to opposition sources, the people of Syria fear the explosion of HIV infections in cities and towns, especially since the Syrian medical sector is basically suffering from great weakness after 10 years of war and will not be able to deal with this pandemic.