Syrian President Assad and wife test positive for Covid-19

The couple experienced mild symptoms, a statement said

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, have tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing mild symptoms, the presidency said on Monday (March 8).

“After experiencing mild symptoms that resemble… Covid-19, President al-Assad and first lady, Asma Al-Assad, took a PCR test, and the result showed that they are infected with the virus,” the presidency said in a statement.

“They are in good health and their condition is stable,” the statement added.