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Syria reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 42 in total

Global Times

Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/4/22 10:22:14

Three new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian health ministry said in a statement.

With the new addition, a total of 42 infections have been reported in Syria, with six recoveries and three deaths, according to the statement.

Earlier in the day, health minister Nizar Yazigi said all the coronavirus infections are in the capital Damascus and its countryside.

Yazigi said that many cases were reported in Sayyidah Zaynab area and Mneen village in the countryside of Damascus.

Both areas are under full lockdown as the entry or exit of the two areas are prohibited.

The minister said 3,850 tests had been done in Sayyidah Zaynab as well as 850 in Mneen.

The Syrian government has undertaken several measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 such as imposing a partial curfew, suspending schools and universities and shutting down non-essential businesses.



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