The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in the Syrian governorates of Damascus, Tartus, Latakia and Homs, several medical sources in the regime-run areas have confirmed to a war monitor.
Many coronavirus cases have been recorded, some of whom have died and some have been quarantined, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.
SOHR contacted doctors at several hospitals in those provinces who confirmed that they were given strict orders from the authorities of the Syrian regime to remain silent and refrain from talking about the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Syria hosts a large number of Iranians coming in and out of it to visit religious sites, as well as other Iranian forces who have been deployed there and entered Syria with their families.
Iran has recorded thousands of coronavirus cases, with dozens of people dead.
The Syrian regime suspended flights yesterday to and from Iran and Iraq.