Plane with 245 Syrians on board arrives at Damascus Int’l Airport from Russia

Damascus, SANA_ A Syrian Airlines plane with 245 Syrians who had been stranded abroad arrived at Damascus International Airport on Monday morning, coming from Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) in Moscow.

Director of Damascus Health Directorate Dr. Hazar Raef told SANA that the passengers of the plane were transported via buses to be distributed to two quarantine centers where they will be subject to a 14-day quarantine to make sure that they are not infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the quarantine period, they will be provided with all necessary medical services to early detect any infection and present appropriate treatment in the relevant centers.

Raef said that as soon as the planes landed, a medical team measured the passengers’ temperatures and registered their data.

She added that the centers are fully equipped with all the necessary services in addition to a medical team that will take swabs from the passengers to test for the Coronavirus.

Last Saturday, two planes arrived at Damascus International Airport carrying 393 passengers coming from Sudan and the Sultanate of Oman.

On May 4, The Syrian Airlines started to operate flights to evacuate the Syrian nationals wishing to return from a number of countries in the world to Syria according to the lists that were registered through the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry at embassies and diplomatic missions in implementation of the decisions of the government team with in charge with confronting the Coronavirus (COVID-19.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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