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Syria Country Office - COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Flash Update #1 /March 6th – April 8th 2020

As of 08 April 2020, Syria reported a total of 19 COVID -19 cases, with 2 recoveries and 2 registered deaths. Since  the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Syria on March 23rd, the Government of Syria has introduced precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus. These measures include: movement restrictions between  governorates, city centers and rural areas, as well as a countrywide curfew in effort to ensure social distancing  and self-isolation to minimize the risks of infections. Part of these efforts also include a ban on public gatherings and activities that involve large numbers of people.