President of Syria Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad, have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and are suffering from mild symptoms, the government disclosed this on Monday, March 8.
A statement from the Syrian presidency stated that President Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad, took PCR tests after developing mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The test result was positive.
Both Assad and his wife are in a good shape and will be working from home during the next 2-3 weeks, the presidency reveals. It urged all Syrians to follow prevention measures against the coronavirus.
“President al-Assad and Ms. Asma salute the medical staff working on the front lines to confront the virus and mitigate its effects for all those affected,” the statement said.