Crowd of Syrian citizens at an amusement park in Hama city amid the spread of COVID-19

Photo shows a crowd of Syrian citizens at an amusement park in Ein al Louza neighborhood of Hama city, ignoring the importance of wearing masks and of maintaining social distancing precautions, which violates all the precautionary measures introduced to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among the public. The Syrian Human Rights Network notes that the cases of COVID-19 infection in areas under the Syrian regime’s control are constantly increasing and have reached 809 in total, including 44 deaths, according to the latest statement issued on August 2, 2020, by Syrian Ministry of Health. We further note that the Syrian regime’s government has taken no serious steps to stop crowds of citizens forming as members of the public attempt to acquire essential items like bread and gas and to obtain their salaries, with this failure being a blatant violation of the most important precautionary measures which are supposed to be taken to stop the spread of the disease. As SNHR has noted, this is further confirmation that a regime responsible for the killing of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and the displacement of 12 million refugees and IDPs does not and will not care for the people it rules over.
The Syrian regime has failed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among Syrian citizens through neglecting to apply even the most basic precautionary measures stipulated by the World Health Organization.

Photo source: The photo was shared via pro-Syrian regime social media accounts on Facebook on the third day of Adha Eid August 2, 2020