Health Ministry raises readiness and precautionary measures to protect against Coronavirus

Damascus, SANA – With the expansion of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 117 countries as of March 12th, and as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus to be an epidemic, the Health Ministry has raised its readiness and precautionary measures to protect against the virus through strict measures according to WHO recommendations.

In a statement on Friday, the Ministry said that as of this date, no Coronavirus cases have been registered in Syria, but this doesn’t mean that we are immune from the disease, nor does that mean that there aren’t any carriers who have not developed symptoms.

The Ministry said that citizens should go to the nearest hospital when they come up with the symptoms of the virus which are high temperature, dry coughs, and difficulty in breathing.

The Ministry said it is committed to publishing all new information about the virus and developments related to it in Syria with accuracy and transparency, and that it will announce any proven case as soon as it diagnosed.

The statement concluding by advising citizens to be careful, take the necessary precautions, not take this epidemic lightly, and follow the health guidelines announced via national media outlets.

Hazem Sabbagh

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