Over 2,000 Syrians return home in 2 weeks amid COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-14 23:57:09|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, May 14 (Xinhua) -- As many as 2,270 Syrians have returned to Syria over the past two weeks as part of the government's effort to bring back the Syrians stranded abroad as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Over the past two weeks, 13 trips were made to bring back Syrians from other countries including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, according to the statement.

The arrivals were put into quarantine centers for 14 days, said the report, adding that all services provided for the quarantined people are free.

On Wednesday, the ministry said a new COVID-19 infection was recorded in Syria, bringing the total number in the country to 48.

Meanwhile, Syria has so far recorded 29 recoveries and three deaths from COVID-19, according to the ministry's statement. Enditem