Continuous precautionary measures at border crossings for prevention of Coronavirus

Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry continues to carry out precautionary measures for the prevention of Coronavirus by monitoring the health of arrivals at airports and border crossing points.

During SANA’s coverage of the health checkups provided to arrivals at Damascus International Airport, Director of Damascus Health Department Dr. Hazar Raef said that the procedures being carried out are part of a national plan by the Health Ministry to prevent the Coronavirus from entering the country, and that all these procedures are carried out according to international health measures.

Raef confirmed that no Coronavirus cases have been registered in Syria, advising citizens not to believe the rumors spread by social media pages, and asserted that any registered case would be announced officially.

She said that medical staff and workers at border crossings have been provided with protective clothes and facemasks, including air hostesses, in addition to receiving training in the use of remote thermometers.

Raef went on to explain that all arrivals receive checkups at the crossings, then they fill out a form containing their names and contact details to check up on them for 14 days, which is the incubation period of the virus.

She added that staff members at health centers and hospitals across the country received training related to dealing with any suspected cases of Coronavirus.

Hazem Sabbagh

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