HASAKAH, Syria – Due to the curfew and travel ban imposed in Syria to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Syrian Ministry of Health in Hasakah city stated that it will ensure the transportation of cancer patients to Damascus for treatment, especially those who need to receive chemical doses. No information was provided on how the patients will be transported from Hasakah to Damascus.
The Ministry of Health stated that cancer patients needing to travel to Damascus for treatment can visit the Ministry’s regional headquarters to register their names, adding that this procedure comes in response to the requests of more than 40 cancer patients, according to Arta FM radio station.
Earlier, the Ministry placed devices to measure body temperature at the important governmental security checkpoints in Hasakah and Zalin (Qamishli).
The Syrian government in Damascus previously banned travel between the Syrian governorates and airports.