Crowd of Syrian citizens inside the Syrian Trade Corporation in al Suwayda city amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic

This photo shows a packed crowd of Syrian citizens in the Syrian Trade Corporation headquarters in al Suwayda city on July 29, 2020, with the lack of any social distancing clearly violating all the precautionary measures introduced to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among the public. SNHR notes that the cases of COVID-19 infection in areas under the Syrian regime’s control are constantly increasing and having reached 694 cases, including 40 deaths, according to the Syrian Ministry of Health’s statement issued by the health ministry on July 28, 2020. Despite this, however, the Syrian regime has taken no real action to stop overcrowding of citizens during their attempts to obtain essential items such as bread and gas and to receive their salaries; this negligence on the regime’s part is a blatant violation of precautionary measures for disease prevention. The SNHR notes that this is further confirmation that a regime responsible for the killing of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and the displacement of 12 million more as refugees and IDPs will not care for its people.
The Syrian regime has failed to even attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic among Syrian citizens, neglecting to apply the most basic precautionary measures stipulated by the World Health Organization.

Photo source: Pro- Syrian regime newspaper “Tishreen newspaper” on July 29, 2020