Damascus walks, April 26-28, Stores Re-Opened, Life in Streets

During my hours-long daily walks all around Damascus, I’ve been delighted to note (as always) the calm and people interacting as normal on the streets, but also the re-opening of stores. That started over a week ago, with shops (non-essential) re-opening on alternate days. As of some days ago, they are allowed to open daily till 5 pm.

The government continues to find ways to both take precautions and help people survive economically.

For my thoughts on Syria’s dealing with C19, see this post

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18 thoughts on “Damascus walks, April 26-28, Stores Re-Opened, Life in Streets

  1. Reblogged this on Tish Farrell and commented:
    Normal life NOW in Syria’s Damascus as filmed by Eva Bartlett, one of the very few western journalists who has been regularly travelling to and around Syria for the past few years:

  2. […] When is enough enough? What is your line in the sand, as people around the world actually starve, suffer, get depressed, have their immune systems suppressed…and much more under lockdowns?   Further, as I’ve written a lot by now, Syria did not choose to lock down. Yes a partial curfew, 7:30 pm to 6 am, but otherwise, no enforced physical distancing, to the contrary, markets are crowded, people kissing cheeks in greeting, friends hugging…normality and healthy interactions. My thoughts on Syria’s response to Covid19: –Syria is not under lockdown, is not the dystopian society of war propagandists –Damascus walks, April 26-28, Stores Re-Opened, Life in Streets […]

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