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03 April 2020 In Coalition News

Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, stressed the need for compliance with the instructions and decisions SIG is issuing to confront the coronavirus pandemic. He pointed out that the decisions SIG is issuing has so far helped prevent an outbreak of the pandemic in the freed territories.

Mustafa added that SIG is dealing with the issue with complete transparency as crucial to “saving our people from the danger of this deadly virus that continues to spread and claim lives in various countries around the world.” He added: We rely on the awareness of our people in all regions to ensure the safety of everyone.”

Mustafa indicated that all the suspected cases in the freed territories tested negative, noting that the Ministry of Health is continuing its work to conduct more tests and follow up on the suspected cases.

SIG issued a decision extending the shutdown of internal crossing points until further notice. The closure was due to end on Thursday.

Mustafa said that the move aims to prevent the spread of the virus in the freed territories in view of the outbreak of the pandemic among the Iranian and Lebanese militias in the regime-held areas. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)

03 April 2020 In Coalition News

The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) issued a press release on the new challenges facing the Syrian people at home and in the diaspora, who are, like all other people of the world, are at risk of the coronavirus pandemic.

The SOC extended its sincere condolences to the families of those who died of this disease, including those who died in the regime-held areas whose real numbers the regime is trying to cover up. It commended the efforts of doctors and other Syrians working in the health sector everywhere.

“Solidarity, cooperation, and communal support in these difficult circumstances have long characterized the noble Syrian people throughout history. We have always been in need for one other, offering assistance to our next of kin, friends, neighbors, and the passerby. These are the traits of our people who have always given generously, which everyone has clearly seen since the beginning of the revolution in Syria.”

The SOC said that “the liberated areas in northern Syrian need everyone's efforts at home and abroad and need all types of support, starting from the well-off helping the most vulnerable to Syrians abroad providing assistance through individual and collective donations.”

“We are confident that our good people, namely the businessmen, will continue to support those in need and step up their assistance in these circumstances.”

“We hope that our people in the host countries will comply with the instructions being issued by the official authorities so that they act as real ambassadors of the Syrian people. We also hope that they will set an example for others in respecting law and in the material, moral and voluntary contribution to the efforts to confront this pandemic in coordination with communal and civil society organizations.” (Source: SOC’s Media Department)

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