The Ministry of Health: Three more Coronavirus patients have recovered

Damascus, (ST) - The Ministry  of Health  declared today the recovery of three registered cases of Corona virus in Syria, raising the total number of recoveries to 53.

The ministry said in a statement that until today, 123 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Syria, 53 of which recovered, while  6 died.

It is noteworthy that the first registered COVID-19 case was confirmed in Syria on March 22 for a patient who came from abroad, while the first death was registered on March 29.

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Solidarity messages from Latin America to lift the economic sanctions imposed on Syria

Politicians and Members of Parliaments from Latin America confirmed that the coercive, unilateral western economic measures being imposed on Syria constitute a violation of international legitimacy and international law and a crime against humanity, especially in light of the outbreak of a Coronavirus  epidemic.
They also condemned the European Union's decision to renew the sanctions on Syria. 

So-called US “Caesar Act” is based on lies and fabrications made by enemies of the Syrian people: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has strongly condemned the US decision to tighten the coercive economic measures imposed on it through the so-called “Caesar Act”

The so-called US “Caesar Act” is based on lies and fabrications made by enemies of the Syrian people within the framework of the US's declared war on Syria in which Washington has used the dirtiest kinds of weapons, including terrorism, economic blockade, political pressure and misinformation, a source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement on Wednesday.

Imposing this law by the US administration is a flagrant violation of the most basic human rights and international humanitarian law, thus making the U.S. shoulder the main responsibility for the suffering of the Syrians, the source said, adding that economic terrorism is another side of the terrorism that has shed the blood of Syrians and destroyed their achievements.

Maintaining the unfair western coercive measures against Syria a dangerous gap in the structure of global solidarity: al-Jaafari

NEW YORK, (ST)- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has affirmed that maintaining the unfair western coercive measures against Syria is a dangerous gap in the structure of global solidarity for equal  enhancement of countries abilities.

The western economic blockade affects the lives of two billion people in the world and it impedes countries’ efforts to fight coronavirus pandemic and achieve sustainable development,” he said during a seminar held at the United Nations headquarters in New York via internet, calling for an immediate lifting of this unfair siege.

Al-Jaafari clarified that the United Nations and the European Union (EU) are still ignoring calls by UN Chief and many international and regional organizations and blocs to put an end to the illegal sanctions imposed on the Syrian people. He referred in this regard to the EU’s recent decision to extend the economic siege imposed on Syria and to the new US coercive measures that aim at putting more pressure on the Syrians and at confiscating their aspirations in achieving prosperity and stability.

Trump fled to bunker as protests over George Floyd raged outside White House

Washington, (ST)  -  US President Donald Trump has been unable to hide his anger at the news that revealed his hiding in the bunker of the White House known as "Doomsday" due to the protests that took place in his vicinity against the backdrop of the murder of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.

Donald Trump was taken to the secure White House bunker, usually reserved for times of war or terrorist attacks, in the midst of noisy protests on Friday about the killing of George Floyd by police, and sporadic clashes close to the presidential complex’s perimeter.