The Syrian government recently approved a 30 percent increase in the prices of locally produced medicines in a concession to manufacturers who have threatened to halt production since the deterioration of the Syrian pound has decimated their profits.

The Syrian government has ordered its ministries to temporarily close and/or reduce working hours to a minimum until April 15, as a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps over the country. The government said the decision on April 04 was in response to the accelerating spread of the pandemic as well as fuel shortages.