“American Herald Tribune” Newspaper pointed out that Syria has produced the best results in its region even when facing an intensified genocidal siege from the US and the EU, the Syrian government was able to effectively defend public health.
Damascus did not sit on its hands, like Boris Johnson, waiting for ‘herd immunity’ to sweep through the country, nor did it, like Donald Trump, proclaim that the warmer weather would blow the virus away.
The Syrian government acted quickly and decisively, to protect the Syrian people.
In a report by Tim Anderson, the newspaper said that Syria has dealt smartly with Corona pandemic and succeeded to a great extent in containing it with so little damage, and indeed with the lowest number of cases and deaths compared to countries in the region and the world.
According to the newspaper, this was not due to luck, nor to a laissez-faire Swedish style practice.
On the contrary, this was due the quick and critical response of the Syrian government that: (1) took the virus threat seriously, communicating and maintaining trust with the Syrian people; (2) imposed strong quarantine and sanitary controls, but kept them under revision, flexible and targeted, so far as possible; and (3) imposed its quarantine and sanitary measures rapidly, well before the first infection was even detected.
By contrast, the Syrian government has rapidly formed an emergency committee to follow up the matter, developed a “national work plan to confront the virus” along with the development of diagnosis kits, quarantine facilities and training of medical staff, before they had detected any infections.
Soon after the first case was found, the government imposed a night-time curfew, to prevent large gatherings. Curfews had rarely been used, even during nine years of war.
That rapid response helps explain why there were less than 200 cases and only 7 deaths in Syria by June 18.
This is despite the fact that the country was still occupied by three foreign armies and their proxy terror groups.
The newspaper stressed that the overall Syrian approach was similar to that of Cuba, in that there was daily information from health authorities, strong quarantine measures were imposed, even before infections were detected, and severe lockdowns were imposed on specific ‘hot spots’ which had outbreaks of infection.
The newspaper pointed out that Syria has produced the best results in its region even when facing an intensified genocidal siege from the US and the EU, as the Syrian government was able to effectively defend public health.
Damascus did not sit on its hands, but rather acted quickly and decisively, to protect the Syrian people.
Source: American Herald Tribune