Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tests positive for Covid-19

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By Saphora Smith and Ammar Cheikh Omar
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the capital, Damascus.Syrian Presidency Press Office / AFP - Getty Images file

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19, the Syrian presidency said in a statement Monday.

The president and his wife, Asma al-Assad, were tested for the coronavirus after they felt "mild symptoms," according to the statement, which confirmed that the test came back positive.

"Both are in good health and in a stable condition, and they will continue to work during their home quarantine period that will last two or three weeks," added the statement that was published on social media.

Publish : 2021-03-10 14:42:00

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