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Syria Reports 20 New Virus Cases

Syria Reports 20 New Virus Cases

Monday, 25 May, 2020 - 10:45
A man sits near a coronavirus awareness billboard, during a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Damascus, Syria, April 4, 2020. Picture taken April 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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Syria’s Health Ministry reported on Monday 20 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest daily count since COVID-19 was first reported in the country in late March.

The announcement raises to 106 the number of confirmed cases in war-torn Syria. There have been four deaths.

The Health Ministry said all 20 new cases are of Syrians who returned from abroad. They comprise 15 people who came back from Kuwait, three from Sudan, one from Russia and one from the United Arab Emirates.

Syria recently began easing restrictions imposed over the past weeks.

Earlier in May, the head of the regime, Bashar Assad, issued a decree postponing the country’s parliamentary elections until July — the second such delay in light of restrictions in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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