11 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Syria

Xinhua News Agency | May 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM

DAMASCUS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Eleven new COVID-19 cases were reported in Syria on Saturday, bringing the overall number of infections in Syria to 70, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said there are 29 active cases in Syria, 24 of which came from outside the country.

It said the overall number of cases includes 37 recoveries and four deaths.

All the new cases were from Syrians who were brought recently from Kuwait as part of the Syrian government efforts to bring back Syrians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus crisis, it added.

The Syrian government has recently eased the measures undertaken against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but kept a partial curfew in place while urging civilians to take precautions and maintain social distancing.