Work at ministries and affiliated institutions will be suspended until further notice within anti-coronavirus precautionary measures

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Saturday issued a circular asking all ministers to suspend work at the ministries and their affiliated institutions where suspension of work does not hinder efforts to fight the danger of coronavirus spread.

 Suspension will start tomorrow and last until further notice.

The new decision is part of the government's precautionary measures to confront coronavirus and to fortify public safety in the country.

According to the circular, the number of employees in the institutions that are necessary to continue working will be kept to a minimum. Suspension excludes all kinds of productive facilities.

The Army General Command takes precautionary measures against Coronavirus

 The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces has taken several precautionary measures to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus in Syria, given the fact that the novel virus is posing a threat to the entire world.

The measures are part of the Command's duties to protect the health of the Syrian soldiers and to maintain the immunity of the homeland and citizens against any danger or threat.

Several bulletines containing preventive instructions were issued aiming to preserve the safty of servicemen at their work and residence places, the command said in a statement on Saturday.

Governmental team in charge of confronting corona-virus adopts additional decisions

The governmental team in charge of confronting corona-virus made a comprehensive evaluation and a review of the preventive measures taken previously. It also adopted a package of additional decisions to create the appropriate atmosphere for dealing with the latest developments of corona virus pandemic at the regional and international levels.

Meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister engineer Imad Khamis, the team called on citizens to behave with a high sense of responsibility regarding the commitment to the measures of voluntary quarantine which ensures preserving public health, otherwise obligatory quarantine would be imposed in case of non-commitment.

The team reiterated that in case any corona virus infection happened, it would be announced immediately by the ministry of health. All ministries were asked to reduce the rate of workers at the services and administrative establishments to the minimum in a way that guarantees the continuity of work in and offering basic services to citizens.

Damascus Governorate starts a wide scale sterilization campaign

Damascus (ST): Damascus Governorate in cooperation with the Syrian Red Crescent Organization started  a wide scale sterilization campaign through special cars equipped with sterilizing materials within the framework of the preventive measures to confront corona-virus and preserve public safety.
The campaign set off from Yousef al-Azmeh Square through four huge tanks and a number of lorries loaded with sterilizing materials. It will last for several  days in the city's streets and neighborhoods.
Damascus Governor engineer Adel al-Olabi said in a press statement that the campaign came within the framework of the measures taken by the governorate to confront corona-virus which also includes intensifying tours on markets to make sure that the owners of shops commit to the instructions and health conditions, calling on all citizens to behave with a high sense of responsibility in confronting the fatal virus.

Interior Ministry prevents entry of Arabs & foreigners from many countries as preemptive measure against corona-virus

The spread of drug abuse and planting Cannabis in Turkish- occupied areas in Syria

HASAKA, (ST)_ Turkish regime's mercenaries encourage  drug production in the areas they occupy in north Syria. 
Local sources said that the mercenaries of Turkish regime encourage youths and teenagers to use drugs through selling the drugs at cheap prices. 
The mercenaries also plant Hashish [known as Cannabis plant] in the lands , which are under their control. 
Add to that, the sources asserted that the mercenaries in Ras al-Ayn city facilitate the smuggling of drugs through the Turkish border in order to be distributed by small groups among youths and teenagers. 

Syrian army foils Turkish-backed terrorist groups' infiltration attempt into a town in Idleb

IDLEB, (ST)_Turkish-backed terrorist groups attacked Syrian army's positions on the axis of Hzarin town in a new violation of the ceasefire agreement reached between Russian and the Turkish regime on March 5th. 
According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), a large number of terrorists, who are positioned in al-Fatira town, attacked this morning Syrian army's positions on the axis of Hzarin axis in southern Idleb countryside.