Ambassador denies: Bashar al-Assad is not in Moscow

Information about the treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for coronavirus in Moscow is not true, Riyad Haddad, Ambassador of the Arab Republic to Russia, told RIA Novosti.

This week it became known that the Syrian leader and his wife Asma Assad were infected with the coronavirus. It was noted that they are in good, stable condition and will continue to work during the home quarantine period. On Friday, some foreign media reported that Assad was allegedly taken to Moscow for treatment in a serious condition.

“These conversations are absolutely wrong. Mr. President is in Syria, other messages are not true,” Haddad said.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he did not know if Assad had asked for help in connection with the COVID-19 disease, but he was sure that if there was a request, Vladimir Putin would promptly consider it.