Secretive but successful? Syria’s campaign against coronavirus

Protected in his palace: Syrian president Bashar al-Asad

If official reports are to be believed it’s now more than three weeks since any Syrian living under the Assad regime’s rule has become infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Although confirmed cases in regime-controlled areas have now risen to 106 the most recent 63 of them were all detected among Syrians returning from abroad according to government…