Syrian Ministry of Education suspends schools for more than 15 days as coronavirus spreads in regime-controlled areas

Regime’s Ministry of Education issued a statement suspending classes in public and private schools from Saturday, March 14, 2020 until Thursday, April 2, 2020.

The statement stressed that: “For the safety and health of students, and since there are large numbers of students in small classrooms, and as it is more difficult for children to follow preventive methods and safety measures, schools will be closed  to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

However, the Syrian regime is still denying the fact that the virus is spreading and originating from the Iranian militias entering Syria.

On March 10, several medical sources in regime-controlled areas have confirmed to SOHR that the virus (COVID-19) known as the coronavirus has spread mainly in the governorates of Damascus, Tartus, Latakia and Homs.

Many coronavirus cases have been recorded, some of which have died and some have been quarantined.

The Syrian Observatory contacted doctors at several hospitals in those provinces. The doctors confirmed that they were given strict orders from the authorities of the Syrian regime to remain silent and refrain from talking about the outbreak of the coronavirus.

A large number of Iranians coming in and out of Syria to visit religious sites, as well as the Iranian forces which have already deployed there and entered Syria with their families.

Iran has recorded thousands of coronavirus cases, with dozens of people dead. The Syrian regime suspended flights yesterday to and from Iran and Iraq.

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