" the pandemic situation is getting better," said the president.
Which translation is better,please?
1. قال الرئيس إن الحالة الوبائية في تحسن.
2. قال الرئيس:" إن الحالة الوبائية في تحسن."
Is there anything in particular I have to pay attention to while translating direct speech from English to Arabic?
I think the first option is the correct one.
Thank you very much.
The second one. If there is a quotation mark, then you should use it in your TL.