Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma, plant trees in city of Draykish
File - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma, plant trees in city of Draykish, March 8, 2021.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing mild symptoms, the presidency said Monday.

"After experiencing mild symptoms that resemble... Covid-19, President al-Assad and first lady Asma Al-Assad took a PCR test, and the result showed that they are infected with the virus," the presidency said in a statement.

"They are in good health and their condition is stable," the statement added.

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