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4 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Syria.

DAMASCUS, (ST)_4 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Syria, Health Ministry says. 
The new cases have raised the number of infected people in the country to 29. 
5 cases have recovered , while 2 cases have died. 

MOSCOW: Washington's accusations against Russian media over Coronavirus are ' ridiculous'

The Russian Embassy in Washington said it was "ridiculous" to blame Sputnik and RT for spreading fake information about the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the US Defense Department should, instead, focus on fighting the infection in its own ranks.

The embassy said that the Pentagon's "attacks" could have a negative impact on the safety of Russian reporters in the United States, and therefore human rights organizations should be paying attention to this issue, according to Sputnik.

President al-Assad congratulates Christian denominations in Syria on Easter

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Delegated by President Bashar al-Assad, State Minister of Presidential  Affairs Mansour Azzam has congratulated Christian denominations in Syria that follow the Western calendar on  Easter. 
The minister conveyed the congratulations of Presient al-Assad on the occasion of Easter and his best wishes to the  Christian denominations and to all Syrians.

Archbishop Hanna: Maintaining sanctions imposed on the Syrians is a crime against humanity

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)- Archbishop of Sebastia for Greek Orthodox in occupied Palestine Atallah Hanna has called for lifting the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people in the light of the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide, stressing that these measures are a crime against humanity.

"Our message and slogan is "lift the sanctions imposed on Syria amid the spread of coronavirus, because the continued imposition of these sanctions is a crime against humanity and against all values, conventions and morals," archbishop Hanna said in a message of solidarity with Syria from occupied al-Quds city that addressed all People of conscience in the world.

Patriarch Absi's Easter message calls for cooperation among all countries to fight coronavirus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Patriarch Youssef Absi of Antioch and All East for Melkite Greek Catholics has called on all countries of the world to cooperate in the confrontation of COVID-19 pandemic.

In his Easter letter, Patriarch Absi said that during the global coronavirus crisis, some countries have abstained from assisting other countries which are in bad need for help just because they did not follow their path or obey their orders.

"Some individuals have been monopolizing basic elements of life, as if others had no right to live," his beatitude added.

Patriarch Absi expressed his sadness over holding Easter masses and prayers in the absence worshippers due to the current critical circumstances through which the entire world is passing as a result of coronavirus outbreak.