Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and wife test positive for coronavirus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, his office has confirmed.
Officials said 55-year-old President Assad and his wife Asma are both in “good heath and in a stable condition”.

The pair will return to work after spending two to three weeks in isolation in their home.
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In a statement, Mr Assad’s office said the couple took PCR tests after they felt minor symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

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Image: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during a celebration marking Syrian Mother’s Day in Damascus
Syria, which marks 10 years of war next week, has recorded nearly 16,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 1,000 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The country began a vaccination campaign last week, but no details have been given about the process.

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The health minister said the government procured the vaccines from a friendly country, which he declined to name.
It was not immediately clear if Mr Assad and his family members have been vaccinated.

Source : Sky News