New Delhi (NVI): Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s office said today.
“The first couple did PCR tests after they felt minor symptoms consistent with the Covid-19 illness,” Assad’s office said in a statement.
Assad, 55, and his wife Asma, will return to work after spending between two to three weeks in isolation in their home, it said.
Both are in good health and in stable condition, the statement added.
So far, Syria has recorded nearly 16,000 virus cases as well as 1,063 deaths.