The Syrian government has decided to restrict traffic between the country’s provinces until 16 April as part of measures taken to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the SANA news agency reported.
The first death from the coronavirus has been confirmed in Syria, the state news agency reported.
Authorities in Syria have so far confirmed five COVID-19 cases. A curfew was imposed across the country on 25 March.
The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. According to the Johns Hopkins University count, over 684,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally and more than 32,000 people have died from COVID-19.