26 May 2020 – Syrian authorities loosens coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Finance/Economy, Religion
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: State news agency SANA

Overview: Government has said it would completely cancel nighttime curfews starting 26/5/20, allowing travel between provinces and allow shops and malls to open from 8.00am to 7.00pm (0500 GMT and 1600 GMT) during summer.

On 26/5/20, the endowments ministry announced that mosques would be allowed to fully reopen starting on 27/5/20 after a temporary ban on public prayers because of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.barrons.com/news/syria-loosens-coronavirus-lockdown-01590504304?tesla=y

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The decision comes as the war-torn country grapples with a crippling economic crisis and official cases of the COVID-19 respiratory disease continue to rise.