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Ambassador Haddad: Syria receives a new batch of (Sputnik v) vaccine in April

On March 24th, the Syrian ambassador to Moscow Dr. Riyad Haddad announced that Syria will receive a new batch of the Russian “Sputnik v” vaccine against the Coronavirus next April.

Haddad stated to TASS that Syria has begun the vaccination process with the "Sputnik V" vaccine, and it has started with health sector workers in hospitals and health centers that deal with those infected with the virus.

Haddad added that the Syrian Ministry of Health has informed the Russian side of its readiness to provide it with additional doses of the vaccine, which may arrive during next April.

On March 23rd, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 160 new cases of Coronavirus in Syria, the recovery of 101 cases and the death of 8 of the recorded infections.

O. al-Mohammad

Directors of Damascus and Mouwasat Hospitals: Medicines for Corona patients are available and there is no shortage of oxygen

Damascus (ST): The Ministry of Health has confirmed the full readiness of its health cadres and hospitals in responding to the Corona pandemic and providing the care needed for Covid 19 patients, especially in  providing oxygen.

According to a ministry statement published today, most hospitals have a backup oxygen tank, and some have oxygen generating stations, and when the demand increases, the immediate response is to secure cylinders or individual oxygen generating devices to ensure that no shortage occurs.

The director of the Damascus Hospital, Dr. Ahmed Abbas, explained that the number of visitors to the hospital with suspected symptoms has increased, confirming the readiness of the health personnel who have had sufficient experience to deal with all cases.

Corona virus kills more than two million and 727 thousand people around the world

The new Corona virus has killed more than two million and 727 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 until now, according to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site.

According to the site run by developers and operators, the total number of infections reached 123839003, and the total death toll has reached 2727153, while the total cases of recovery from the virus have reached 99731664 cases.

The United States continues to lead the countries most affected by the virus in terms of deaths and injuries, with 555,296 deaths out of 30519314 infections, followed by Brazil, with 29,042 deaths out of 11998,233 infections, and India third, with 16,0003 deaths out of 116,45719 injuries.

 

Sanaa Hasan

The Syrian Cancer Society launches a campaign for early detection of breast Cancer, on the occasion of Mother’s Day

Damascus, (ST) – The Syrian Cancer Society announced the launching of a campaign for early detection of breast cancer by conducting mammograms for women free of charge.

The Syrian Cancer Society specified the two days, Saturday and Monday, 20, 22 of this March for conducting a mammogram at the Al-Sham Medical Complex in the Mezzeh area in Damascus from 9 am to 2 pm

The Head of the society, Dr. Nada Numan, said in a statement to SANA that, the campaign aims to spread awareness of the importance of early detection of cancer, in addition to providing psychological support for patients.

Raghda Sawas

Corona virus kills more than two million and 671 thousand people around the world

Capitals,(ST)-The new Corona virus has claimed the lives of more than two million and 671 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019, according to the latest statistics of the American Worldometer site.

According to the site, the total number of Coronavirus infections around the world has so far reached 120742863 cases, and the total deaths have reached 2671114 cases, while the total cases of recovering from the virus have reached 97342676 cases.

The United States continues to lead the countries most affected by the virus in terms of infections and deaths, with 547918 deaths out of 301,33037 cases, followed by Brazil with 279,286 deaths out of 11519609 injuries, then India third, recording 158892 deaths out of 11409524 infections.

Haifaa Mafalani