Syrians celebrate Merkel testing negative for coronavirus with mural in war-torn Idlib

‘We want the world to see that Idlib is a city with its own culture, art and music. We’re not terrorists,’ artist tells Lemma Shehadi

Thursday 26 March 2020 18:02 GMT

Artists in the war-torn city of Idlib in northern Syria have painted a mural celebrating the good health of Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, after the leader tested negative for coronavirus on Monday.

The German chancellor went into quarantine at home last Sunday amid fears that she may have contracted Covid-19.

“Angela Merkel welcomed Syrians and refugees from all over the world. She is a good person and we wish her well,” Aziz Asmar, the artist who painted the mural with Anis Hamdoun, told The Independent.

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