Syrian citizens crowded aboard a bus in Damascus city amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic

A photo shows a crowd of Syrian citizens in a bus in Damascus city, with many ignoring the importance of wearing masks and maintaining 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, having already reached 2,898 cases, including 120 deaths, according to the Syrian Ministry of Health’s statement issued on September 2, 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 introduced to prevent the transmission or spread of disease. The SNHR notes that this is further confirmation that a regime which is already 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 stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic among Syrian citizens, neglecting to implement the precautionary measures stipulated by the World Health Organization.


Image source: Facebook account of the pro-Syrian regime newspaper Tishreen on September 3, 2020.