Large swarms of locusts have been seen filling the skies of the Syrian capital, Damascus, causing panic among Syrians.
The Damascus Governorate announced that it had taken measures. Governor Adel al-Olabi explained that the relevant directorates in the governorate have started spraying pesticides in coordination with the Civil Defense and the Damascus Agriculture Directorate.
The Director of Health Affairs in the Damascus Governorate, Shadi Khalouf, said that the locust groups that arrived are small in number and will have no effect, noting that the work of spraying pesticides will include all green spaces, gardens, and trees.
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