Syrian gov’t orders closure of cafes, restaurants to prevent coronavirus

Syrian Health Ministry on Tuesday ordered the closure of cafes, restaurants, and cinemas as part of the measures against the novel coronavirus, the state news agency SANA reported.

Additionally, Health Minister Nizar Yazigi said clubs, gyms and wedding halls will also be closed.

For restaurants, only takeout food is allowed and no meals will be served inside the restaurants.

No coronavirus cases have been reported in Syria yet, the minister noted.

A total of 134 passengers who flew to Syria from coronavirus-hit countries were taken on Monday to a center for 14-day quarantine.