Photo shows Syrian citizens crowd in a market in al Qeimariya neighborhood in Damascus city, ignoring the importance of wearing masks and keeping social distancing which violates 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 780 cases, including 43 deaths, according to the Syrian Ministry of Health’s statement issued on August 1, 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 failed to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic among Syrian citizens as he neglects to apply the precautionary measures stipulated by the World Health Organization.
Photo source: the photo shared via social media groups on the first day of Adha Eid July 31, 2020