North and East Syria Administration re-imposes partial curfew after increase in coronavirus deaths

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — On Wednesday, the Health Directorate of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria announced the registration of four deaths due to the coronavirus. The Executive Council of the DAA announced the re-imposition of a partial curfew starting on 30 October until the end of the 8 November in order to reduce the risk of a wider outbreak of the virus in the region.

The Health Directorate announced the number of total known cases had reached 4,164, including 119 deaths and 693 recoveries.

The announcement of the partial curfew included the following:

    • Closure of all markets and public facilities except shops selling food and vegetables. Restaurants only for external orders.
    • Closure of all places of worship except Friday through Sunday prayers, in addition to the closure of wedding halls, funeral tents, meetings, and conferences.
    • Mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing in public places.
    • Schools, universities, institutes, and kindergartens will remain open with preventive and health measures in place.
    • The decision excludes hospitals, public and private health centers, international organizations, pharmacies, bakeries, and border crossings.