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30 Mar, 2021 08:04

Syrian President Assad and wife recover from coronavirus

Syrian President Assad and wife recover from coronavirus

Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma have successfully recovered from Covid-19, Syrian state media reported. The couple has already left quarantine and resumed their work.

“After the end of the quarantine period, symptoms of Covid-19 and negative PCR results, President Bashar al-Assad and Mrs. Asma al-Assad have resumed their work normally,” SANA news agency said on Tuesday.

In a Twitter message, the Syrian Presidency confirmed the news, wishing all Syrians who have contracted the disease a speedy recovery.

The couple tested positive for the coronavirus in early March. They showed only mild symptoms and continued working from home. 

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Officially, Syria has registered around 18,600 cases of Covid-19 and more than 1,200 deaths during the pandemic. The situation, however, is likely worse, given the sub-par testing in the war-torn country, as well as the fact that parts of Syria are still controlled by various militant groups and are out of reach of the Damascus government.

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