Filter for Syrian Arab Republic Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Ministry of Health has allocated four new health centers to conduct smears to diagnose the Corona virus for those wishing to travel outside Syria through Lebanon
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2020-07-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Quarantine has been lifted from a new town thanks to extensive medical surveys to find out the status of the virus in the town with negative
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2020-07-07 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Quarantine has been lifted from a new town thanks to extensive medical surveys to find out the status of the virus in the town with negative
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs announced on Thursday that mosques in the region are to reopen on Monday, as the health authorities reported no new COVID-19 cases for the second day in row.
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The first quarantine centre has been set up in northwestern Syria to screen travellers.It is located in the town of Jisr al-Shughour in the Idlib province, the last rebel-held region of Syria.
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In Assad-led government-controlled areas, a curfew is in place from 06.00 to 18.00 (all times local). During the month of Ramadan however, the curfew hours during the weekend (Thursday and Friday) will be 19.30 to 06.00. Businesses and markets are allowed to re-open, only working from 08.00 to15.00.
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In Assad-led government-controlled areas - eased a tight lockdown by allowing all businesses and public markets to go back to work. the opening hours were restricted between 8 am to 5 pm. All enterprises and shops must stick to public safety and disinfecting their shops.
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2020-04-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration in northeast Syria has extended curfew *exceptions for hospitals, public clinics, pharmacies, sterilization teams, cleaners, bakeries, food stores, vehicles for transporting food and infant formula, fuel tankers, and international organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC). Those who violate curfew will be fined and their vehicles will be impounded.
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2020-04-21 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration in northeast Syria has extended restricted movement with the exceptions for hospitals, public clinics, pharmacies, sterilization teams, cleaners, bakeries, food stores, vehicles for transporting food and infant formula, fuel tankers, and international organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC). Those who violate curfew will be fined and their vehicles will be
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Syria’s Kurds have set up a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases after the first Covid-19 death was reported in northeastern Syria, the Kurdish Red Crescent said on Monday.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Syrian medical students fast-tracked into early service
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2020-04-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The government team on the strategy to tackle the Corona epidemic decided to extend the suspension of working hours in schools and Universities until at least May 2, 2020
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
In NES, local authorities have recently relaxed the controls on the Fishkabour/Semalka informal border crossing to enable access for NGOs once a week; some partners have subsequently crossed with efforts ongoing to streamline crossings to maximize humanitarian impact. Tell Abiad and Al-Bukamal-Al Quaem border crossings are reported partially open for some commercial and humanitarian shipments, while Ras-al-Ain border crossing is closed.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry of Health ... the emerging team of the Coruna_Virus virus advisory group puts awareness and prevention of the pandemic 19 as a health institution
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
As of 8 April, according to the MoH, around 950 tests have been conducted by the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) in Damascus, including 17 from Deir-Ez-Zor and ten from Al-Hasakeh governorates. It remains a priority to enhance laboratory and case investigation capacity across Syria, including training of laboratory technicians and rapid response teams (RRTs).
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration in northeast Syria has imposed a curfew and restricted movement until 21 April, *exceptions for hospitals, public clinics, pharmacies, sterilization teams, cleaners, bakeries, food stores, vehicles for transporting food and infant formula, fuel tankers, and international organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC). Those who violate curfew will be fined and their vehicles will be impounded.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
suspending military conscription until July. Of course, it would not want to bring individuals into the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who might have the coronavirus. However, local authorities lack the capability to conduct widespread testing. This move marks a departure from their established practice, starting in November 2014, when they began to enforce military conscription on military-aged men of all ethnicities.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
self-administration also announced that it would distribute food baskets for low-income families on a monthly basis throughout the lockdown period, as another measure to stop the spread of the virus.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Al Hol field hospital introduces COVID-19 preventative measures. Al Hol camp is a striking example of the humanitarian challenges - around 66,000 people live there in dire conditions, the majority are children and women.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
judicial proceedings are suspended until at least 23 April.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
northern Syria hosts WhatsApp classes due to school closure
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
a weekend curfew commenced, from 12pm to 6am every Friday and Saturday.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
visits to prisons and detention facilities continue to be suspended until further notice.
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2020-04-02 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Some areas have been subject to total lockdowns including in Mneen, rural Damascus, and alSit Zaynab, an area of pilgrimage, also in Rural Damascus, until further notice, in addition to Al-Tay neighbourhood in Qamishli city.
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2020-04-02 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
authorities in NES continue to implement curfew restrictions until at least 21 April, as well as closure of all non-essential public and private facilities, offices and shops. All gatherings and events remain cancelled. A decree released by local authorities stated that fines will be imposed (ranging from SYP 5,000-45,000) for curfew violation.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
exempted people of the region from paying water and electricity fees for two months, as of April.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Testing policy
WHO begins testing for the coronavirus in northwest Syria amid fears of a disaster if the pandemic reached overcrowded displacement camps.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International flights have been suspended to Damascus International Airport
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
all domestic flights through Damascus International Airport. Tartous and Lattakia ports remain operational, with precautionary measures which have slowed down operations, including mandatory sterilization procedures, and minimum staff.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
ban on travel between governorates and also travel within governorates to and from urban and rural centers, with some exemptions, including for emergency, humanitarian and essential services
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew from 1800 to 0600
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Most land borders into Syria are now closed, *exemptions remaining (from Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon) for commercial and relief shipments, and movement of humanitarian and international organization personnel.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
creating quarantine centers
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Voluntary isolation
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
returning syrians from high risk areas should go under 14-day self quarantine and are subject to medical examinations.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
two-month ban on the entry of all travellers from Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the US regardless of whether they have residence permits in Syria or visas given by Syrian missions abroad. ++ There is also a one-month ban on the entry of travellers from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates even if they carry residence permits or visas given by the Syrian diplomatic missions. *except: Trucks are allowed to enter and exit the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic after all preventive health measures have been taken at border crossings. and Authorisation for diplomats, consular officials, and members of international organizations, missions and commissions to enter Syria after undergoing medical examinations.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
parks, restaurants, and various public buildings
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Entry ban from Iraq and Jordan
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
work has been stopped at the Citizen Service Center starting from the date of 3-18-2020
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Suspension of all public and private schools and universities until April 2nd
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public sector employees to be reduced to 40%
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
plane passengers arriving from Iraq have to quarantine
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Syria implements extra checks at airports
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Requesting U.S and other Western countries to lift sanctions to increase capacity of health system to respond to potential outbreak
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