Syria: Assad interrupts speech after brief drop in blood pressure

Al Jazeera | Aug 12, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has halted a speech in parliament, telling legislators he needed to “sit down for a minute” after suffering a drop in blood pressure.
  • Syria has seen a rising number of coronavirus infections recently, although the overall reported numbers remain low with 1,327 confirmed cases and 53 deaths.
  • The election also coincided with Syria’s worst economic crisis and a currency crash.