Syria extends COVID-19 curfew over weekends

The Syrian Interior Ministry on Thursday extended the coronavirus-related curfew from 12 hours to 18 over the weekend only.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the previously-imposed 12-hour curfew will be prolonged to 18 hours on Friday and Saturday of every week until further notice.

Late last month, the ministry ordered a 12-hour curfew every day in the wake of the spread of coronavirus in the country.

So far, 10 cases were tested positive for COVID-19, two of whom died.