The Syrian Interim Government’s (SIG) Minister of Health Maram Al-Sheikh, sent a letter to the WHO office in the city of Gaziantep urging it to start implementing the agreed plan to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the liberated areas.
Al-Sheikh said that all preparations were ready as the Ministry of Health has completed the tasks entrusted to it within the plan that the World Health Organization drew up about a month ago in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and organizations working in the health sector.
The Ministry of Health published instructions on how to reduce the risk of the spread of the disease, and distributed leaflets in cooperation with local councils to citizens in various villages and towns. The Minister said that the aim of these measures is to educate the citizens on the seriousness of the pandemic and the methods of prevention, primarily through personal hygiene. He pointed out that the most important point in preventing the pandemic outbreak is to break the chain of infection by protective measures only.
The Minister warned of the danger of the pandemic outbreak in the liberated areas, especially in view the mass displacement that took place over the past few months due to the Russian onslaught on Idlib province and southwestern rural Aleppo and the ensuing mass displacement of the population. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) congratulated the Syrian people on the occasion of the Nowruz Day, the feast of the new day, especially the Syrian Kurds for whom this day represents an occasion of great cultural and social importance.
In a press release issued on Friday, the SOC said that throughout history, Nowruz has been a symbol of freedom and emancipation from oppression and tyranny. “Despite the hardships our revolution is going through, the Syrian people renew their hopes and aspirations to live in a country free from injustice, oppression, criminality and occupation.”
The SOC stressed that on this occasion “they reaffirm their hope and commitment to building a common future, hope that stems from truth, freedom, and dignity as well as the confidence that victory will be on the side of what is right, no matter how the forces of evil ally against it.”
“The struggle of the Syrian people has always met the meanings of Nowruz, namely liberation from injustice and the upholding of the values of freedom and peace. This struggle is also a project to safeguard political, social, cultural and religious rights as well as to preserve the cultural heritage of our homeland.”
The SOC added: “We have to believe that the struggle to safeguard the rights of all Syrians as partners in the homeland is the real guarantee of a new Syria.” (Source: SOC’s Media Department)