Syrian president Assad and wife 'recovering' from Covid-19
A Syrian presidency statement published by state news agency SANA said Bashar and Asma Al-Assad's health conditions had returned "gradually to their normal values" after it was recently announced they had contracted the potentially deadly virus.
The statement said that test results from the couple were "reassuring", saying they were "continuing to work".
Since mid-February, Syria has seen a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, a member of Syria's coronavirus advisory committee told Reuters earlier this month.
A decade of war has devastated Syria's health infrastructure, with experts saying that it is currently difficult to gauge the full scale of the virus' impact in Syria due to the tightly controlled med.
Earlier this month, Syrian authorities began a vaccination campaign after Damascus received shipments of vaccines from an unnamed friendly country.