WHO spokesman affirms that there are no cases of Coronavirus in Syria

GENEVA, (ST)_The World Health Organization  (WHO) has affirmed that not a single case of the novel Coronavirus infection has been recorded in Syria.

RT quoted the spokesman of the WHO Christian Lindmeier as saying in a press conference held this noon in Geneva that there are no cases of the novel Coronavirus in Syria.

Lindmeier added that 34 Coronavirus tests in Damascus were negative.

In a press conference held on March 14, Dr. Neama Saeed, the Resident Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Syria, said that the government's procedures and the high alert that the health sectors in on currently are precautionary measures against Coronavirus and to prevent the spread of infection if any Coronavirus case is confirmed.

Yazigi urged lifting the embargo being  imposed on Syria by the United States and western countries to help the Syrian health sector ensure requirements of treatment and respond to emergency cases.

Basma Qaddour