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Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus



Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s office said Monday

According to AP, both are having only mild symptoms of the illness.

In a statement, Assad’s office said the first couple did PCR tests after they felt minor symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 illness and will return to work after spending between two to three weeks in isolation in their home.

Both were in “good health and in stable condition,” it added.

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