The Syrian Interim Government’s Minister of Health, Maram Al-Sheikh, stressed the need to abide by the instructions being issued by the Ministry and observe preventive measures and social distancing in the liberated areas.
The Minister said that the number of positive coronavirus cases rose to 36, which means the start of the fourth stage of the spread of the disease.
Al-Sheikh said that the latest reports indicated low adherence to social distancing and failure to take personal preventive measures in public places. He urged the elderly and those with chronic diseases to stay at home.
He also warned of a possible increase in the number of cases in the coming period, expressing his concern that a possible major outbreak will overwhelm the health system, which will lead to more deaths.
Al-Sheikh indicated that the Ministry is making every effort to secure free preventive equipment and masks as well as working to issue the necessary decisions that would stem the spread of the pandemic.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)