Syrian President al-Assad, wife test positive for COVID-19

Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian President and his wife, Asma al-Assad, have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease. 

In a short statement from the Syrian presidency, it was disclosed that Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad, developed mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

The statement further revealed that the President and his wife took PCR tests which came out positive.

The statement, however, said both Assad and his wife are in a good condition and will be working from home during the next two to three weeks, the presidency said.

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It urged all Syrians to follow preventive measures against coronavirus.

“President al-Assad and Mrs 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

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