Russian Ambassador says Syria can contain coronavirus challenge thanks to effective precautionary measures

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Efimov has stressed that unlike other countries, Syria can contain coronavirus despite nine years of destructive foreign-backed terror war on the country.

In a statement to “al-Watan Online” Efimov said that the virus hasn’t spread widely in Syria yet as there is only one confirmed coronavirus case thanks to the effective precautionary measures adopted by the Syrian government, a fact that was affirmed by the World Health Organization.

“We believe that Syria, unlike other countries, is able to contain the challenge by itself despite nine years of war. This means that the Syrian health system is working well and the government’s anti-virus measures are being implemented,” the Russian diplomat said.

The Ministry of Health: No suspected cases of infection with the Corona virus during the past 24 hours

The Ministry of Health confirmed that all laboratory analyzes of suspected cases of infection with the Corona virus during the past 24 hours were negative.

The media office in the Ministry of Health said that the Ministry will announce any case of infection with the Corona virus if it happens.

All should apply the government instructions and avoid crowded places, the media office added.

It is to be mentioned that the Ministry of Health announced two days ago, that it recorded the first case of Corona virus infection for a twenty-year-old girl coming from outside the country.


China grants Syria a virus test kit for diagnosing 2000 cases

The Chinese ambassador to Syria Feng Biao tweeted on Sunday that the Chinese government has decided to grant Syria a virus test kit for diagnosing 2000 cases per day. He stressed that the grant is the first part of the Chinese medical assistance to the Syrian people.

Yesterday, the Syrian Health Ministry confirmed the first Coronavirus case in Syria. It was a 20-year old girl who had arrived from abroad.

Biao stressed that his country will always be a strong supporter for the Syrian people and will back the Syrian government's efforts to combat coronavirus.

The Chinese aid came as the United States and some western countries are still imposing unfair sanctions that prevent the Syrian government from obtaining sophisticated medicine and medical equipment necessary to confront a possible spread of coronavirus in Syria.

Spanish paper: Washington and its allies support terrorism in Syria

The Spanish Público newspaper has underlined that Washington and its allies have supported terrorists in Syria and have imposed an unjust embargo on the people of Syria. 
The paper said in an article written by Eugenio García Gascón that the western intervention is a main cause behind prolonging the crisis in Syria and the ongoing war on it. 

Syrian residents and soldiers block US convoy from entering a village in north Syria

HASAKA, (ST)_ Hamo Village' s residents and Syrian army soldiers intercepted U.S. convoy and prevented it from entering the village . 
The convoy is composed of 11 vehicles belonging to U.S. occupation forces.

Hamo village is located in Qameshli countryside.