American Herald Tribune: How did Syria manage to control the spread of Coronavirus with such success?

In an article under this title, the American Herald Tribune reviewed the measures that Syria had taken and the successes it had achieved in tackling the Coronavirus, despite its Western economic blockade.

The newspaper pointed out in an article by writer Tim Anderson that Syria dealt with a lot of intelligence with the Coronavirus pandemic and succeeded to a great extent in containing it with little damage and the lowest number of injuries and deaths compared to countries of the region and the world.

This was not because of luck, nor by practicing the Swedish method of non-interference, but on the contrary, it came through a rapid and decisive response to the Syrian government that took the threat of the virus seriously and communicated and maintained confidence with the Syrian people and imposed strong quarantine controls initially, but with Keeping it as flexible as possible and imposing quarantine measures quickly even long before the first infection is discovered.

The newspaper pointed out that the Syrian government formed an emergency committee to follow up on the matter and set a national plan of action to confront the virus, in addition to developing diagnostic kits and quarantine facilities and training medical staff even before any cases of the virus were discovered.

Soon after the first case was discovered, the government imposed a night curfew, to prevent large gatherings, although curfews were rarely resorted to even during nine years of war.

This rapid response helps explain why there were less than 200 cases as of June 18 and only 7 deaths in Syria. 

This is despite the fact that the country is still occupied by three foreign armies and their terrorist groups.

The newspaper emphasized that the general Syrian approach is similar to the Cuban approach, as there was daily information from the health authorities, and strong quarantine measures were imposed even before the infection was detected, and severe closures were imposed on the whereabouts of the infection.

The newspaper pointed out that Syria had achieved the best results in the region and although it was facing a “siege of genocide” imposed by the United States and the European Union, it was able to effectively defend public health, so there were no remaining hands like Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, waiting for “immunity” or when US President Donald Trump said that warmer weather would kill the virus, the Syrian government acted quickly and decisively to protect the Syrian people.