المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus in north-western Syria | “Salvation Government” issues circular to close public gatherings places, as cases increase

The “Salvation Government” has issued a circular demanding the closure of wedding halls, entertainment venues, public swimming pools, private educational institutes, stadiums and gyms, while restaurants must only offer delivery.

The “Salvation Government” has tasked ministries and public authorities to follow up on this circular according to the competence, to be implemented within 48 hours, and to come into effect as of its date and for a period of two weeks renewable depending on the circumstances and spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of coronavirus cases has gradually increased in north-western Syria reaching dangerous levels, coinciding with poor conditions in medical centres and hospitals.

Yesterday, health authorities recorded 80 new coronavirus cases in north-western Syria

This is the highest number of coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in north-western Syria.

Seven cases have been recovered, bringing the total number of recovery cases to 103. 

According to Observatory statistics, the number of confirmed cases, since July 9 to date, rose to 345, including medical staff and doctors.

In August, SOHR documented the death of an elderly woman infected with the coronavirus in al-Dana town in Idlib countryside. Another case died in the town of Souran in the northern Aleppo countryside during the same month.

The Syrian Observatory had documented the death of a doctor who was infected with the coronavirus in northern Aleppo countryside, which is under the control of Turkish-backed factions.

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