The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus | “Salvation Government” closes the entrances of Sarmin and quarantines its residents after detection of new infection case

Reliable sources have told the Syrian Observatory that the “Ministry of the Internal Affairs” of the “Salvation Government” in northern Syria ordered to closed the entrances of Sarmin town in the eastern countryside of Idlib and quarantine the town’s residents, on recommendation and instructions from the “Health Ministry”.


This development came after a resident from the town was confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus, after he had returned from regime-controlled areas and mingled with a large number of the town’s residents.


According to SOHR statistics, the total number of infection cases since July 9 has risen to 23, including doctors and medics, and they are as follows: 16 cases are in Idlib city and countryside, and seven cases are in areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions.


A few days ago, Observatory sources said that the Salvation Government’s institutions and departments in Idlib, were taking advantage of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as the Shariah court in Jisr al-Shughour forced all visitors to wear face masks, selling them at the entrance of the building at 1,000 Syrian pounds.


The court retook the face masks from the visitors leaving the building under the pretext of being, the masks, contaminated, and sold the same masks to other visitors.