Coronavirus (20)

08-04-2020

The number of Syrians who have tested positive for the Coronavirus has increased to 19, according to the Ministry of Health. Two have died and two have recovered.

08-04-2020

The price of gold, a main store of value for Syrians, has risen sharply in the past few weeks, with one gram of gold now equal to around one month of salary.

08-04-2020

The opposition-affiliated trust fund financing projects in areas outside government control announced that it was stepping up its efforts to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus in northern Syria as well as moving ahead with various development projects east of the Euphrates.

01-04-2020

Syria devalued the exchange rate it uses for a broad set of transactions and eased the sale of dollars used to fund key imports last week, as the government seeks to battle both the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of the collapse of its currency.

01-04-2020

On March 30, the Ministry of Health announced the death of a second person from the Coronavirus, out of a total of ten positive cases, while the government added new measures to limit the spread of the virus.

01-04-2020

Several influential Syrian businessmen have started using the Coronavirus crisis as a way to improve their image among the Syrian population.

01-04-2020

Iranian supplies of crude oil to Syria seem to have accelerated in recent weeks, according to various sources.

01-04-2020

Share prices in the Damascus Securities Exchange were impacted last month by the spread of the Coronavirus, with trading reduced to one day per week.

25-03-2020

Updated on March 31, 2020: Syria reported its first cases of Coronavirus and accelerated preparations to limit the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its economic, social and health impacts, as the dollar gained almost 20 percent in the black market.

18-03-2020

China remained one of Syria’s main suppliers last year, according to Chinese official data.

18-03-2020

The Syrian government has started imposing the first restrictive measures on public life as the potential spread of the Coronavirus threatens to have a devastating effect on the population and the economy.

04-03-2020

Iran has announced a suspension of its flights to Damascus as rumours spread in Syria about the appearance of the Coronavirus in the country.

04-03-2020

Cham Palaces and Hotels, Syria’s largest five-star hotel chain, said its revenues increased last year, thanks largely to a rising number of foreign tourists.

26-02-2020

The Ministry of Health said today that it has still not recorded any cases of patients affected with the coronavirus.

02-02-2016

Following our report last week on the spread of H1N1 in Syria, more information is available.