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Bashar and Asma al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, First Lady Asma both have become infected with COVID-19, the Reuters news agency reported Monday.

Assad and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after both began experiencing mild symptoms of the virus, according to a statement issued Monday by the Syrian president’s office.


The statement said both were in “good health” and will continue to work during their quarantine at home.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.