Health Ministry: 2,115 persons subjected to preventive quarantine

Damascus, SANA_ The Ministry of Health announced Saturday that the people who were quarantined since last February 5 to date reached 2,115 people, of whom 1,898 left the quarantine centers because they had no symptoms, while 217 people are still under supervision in the provinces.

Co-director of Communicable and Chronic Diseases Dr. Atef al-Taweel, read a statement saying that the Ministry currently has 19 quarantine centers and 14 medical isolation centers in all governorates, indicating to the presence of quarantine centers equipped by official bodies and civil societies in case of need.

Dr. al-Taweel added that the Ministry created new laboratories to test suspicious Coronavirus kits and adopted the unique protocol for treating coronavirus cases, while at the same time following up on cases of illegal entry into the country to guarantee health security and curb infections.

He indicated that the Ministry is facing a multiple challenge to confront the Coronavirus pandemic in terms of securing the supplies and medical equipment necessary to meet the patients’ needs due to the coercive and unilateral economic measures imposed on Syria.

Dr. al-Taweel called on those states to respond positively to national and international appeals and to cancel restrictive and politicized measures immediately and without pre conditions.

It should be noted that the number of Coronavirus cases registered in Syria has reached 38 cases so far of which five cases have recovered and two cases have died.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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