22 March 2020 – First case of Covid-19 confirmed

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Type of Intervention: Case identification, contact tracing and related measures
Sectors Involved: Isolation of cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Syria in a person who had come from abroad. All necessary measures have been taken to deal with this situation. The Health Minister said the patient, a person in their twenties, had arrived from abroad, and hadn’t shown any symptoms upon entering Syria. The Contagious and Terminal Diseases team followed up on their condition due to the fact that they came from an area which has infections, and tests conducted revealed that they were infected.
Full details here: https://www.sana.sy/en/?p=188673