16 coronavirus cases registered, lockdown imposed on Ras al-Ma’ara town, Damascus Countryside  

Damascus, SANA- The Health Ministry announced that 16 new coronavirus cases were registered in Ras al-Ma’ara town in Damascus Countryside raising the total of the registered cases to 141.

In a statement on Sunday evening, the Ministry indicated that the infected people were in close contact with the infected truck driver who works on the Syrian-Jordanian route.

The Ministry added that a lockdown was imposed on Ras al-Ma’ara town to prevent the outbreak of the virus and to maintain the public health the safety of citizens.

On June 4th, Health Ministry announced that a coronavirus case was registered in Damascus Countryside as the infected person was a truck driver on the Syrian-Jordanian route.

According to the statistics of the Health Ministry the number of the registered infections in Syria till now have reached 141 cases, of which 58 have recovered and 6 have passed away.

The first coronavirus case was registered in Syria on March 22nd in a person who came from abroad while the first death was registered on March 29th.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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