University hospitals tackle the Corona virus

Damascus, (ST) - On two tracks, university and hospitals take action to tackle the Corona virus and prevent the spread of infection in the case of recording infections. 

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Human Medicine at the University of Damascus for Scientific Affairs, Dr. Marwan Al-Halabi, said in a statement to SANA that a central committee has been formed to follow-up hospital facilities and ensure that prevention measures are being followed .

This is what is going on now in liberated areas in Idleb

IDLEB, (ST)_The official in charge of Idleb governorate Mohammad Fadi al-Saadon has affirmed that there is cooperation with international organizations to rebuild Khan Sheikhoun city after the Syrian army liberated it from terrorist groups in August 2019.
"The extent of the damage in Khan Shikhon , Maarret al-Noaman and  Taman'aa cities in Idleb has been evaluated and we are working on removing rubbles and repairing sewage pipes and main roads in order to facilitate the return of the displaced people to their homes," al-Saadon said.

The terrorists renew their attacks against the towns of Kafr Nabl and Hazaren in Idlib countryside

On March 17, Turkish backed terrorists violated the cessation of hostilities by assaulting with rockets and heavy machine guns the towns of Kafr Nabl and Hazaren in southern Idlib countryside.

The Syrian Arab Army units monitored the sources of the attacks and responded to the sources of the fire with the appropriate firearms.

Foreign Ministry: anti-Syria western stances increase Syria's insistence on defending its people and preserving its sovereignty

Syria has asserted that the hostile Western attitudes towards it will only increase its insistence on defending its people, preserving its sovereignty and independent national decision, and reconstructing what was destroyed by terrorism.

An official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement to SANA today that what was stated in the American-British-German statement on the occasion of the nine-year anniversary of the terrorist war targeting Syria reaffirms that these countries continue to support terrorist organizations to prolong the war on the Syrian people, especially after their failure to achieve their goals due to the steadfastness of the Syrians and the successive achievements of the Syrian Arab Army.

WHO spokesman affirms that there are no cases of Coronavirus in Syria

GENEVA, (ST)_The World Health Organization  (WHO) has affirmed that not a single case of the novel Coronavirus infection has been recorded in Syria.

RT quoted the spokesman of the WHO Christian Lindmeier as saying in a press conference held this noon in Geneva that there are no cases of the novel Coronavirus in Syria.

Lindmeier added that 34 Coronavirus tests in Damascus were negative.

Syrian army retaliates after Turkish-backed terrorist groups violate ceasefire

IDLEB, (ST)_Turkish-backed terrorist groups have attacked Kafer Nobbel and Hzarin towns in southern Idleb countryside, violating  the agreement reached between Russia and the Turkish regime – on March 5,2020- on halting military actions.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the terrorist groups continued to violate the ceasefire deal and targeted the Syrian army's positions in Kafer Nobbel and Hzarin towns, causing material damages.

The Syrian army targeted the source of fire.

President al-Assad issues a law abolishing mitigated punishment for "honor killings"

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad issues a law deleting an article that had provided mitigated punishment for 'honor killings'.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the president issued today  law No.2 for the year 2020 on deleting article No. 548 of the Penal Code issued in accordance to legislative decree No. 148 for the year 1949, which had provided a mitigated punishment for 'honor killings'.

Basma Qaddour