COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker
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This tracker monitors government responses to the pandemic that affect civic freedoms and human rights, focusing on emergency laws. For information about our methodology, click here.
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Syria postponed parliamentary elections due to COVID-19. The elections, originally scheduled for 13 April 2020, were postponed for the second time, to 19 July 2020.
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Introduced 7 May 2020
Ban on Domestic Travel
The government has barred individuals' travel between cities and governorates starting March 29, 2020, until further notice, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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Introduced 29 Mar 2020