Syria devastated by the war is facing coronavirus, and the number of infected is growing


The country, decimated by the war, has recorded 106 cases and four deaths to date, he said Reuters. According to the Ministry of Health, the increase in those newly infected is related to the return of Syrians from abroad.

Nocturnal curfews remain in government-controlled areas, but in recent days, authorities have begun to loosen some anti-coronavirus measures in an effort to revive the economy. Doctors and humanitarian organizations fear that a health system devastated by nine years of conflict could hardly face a larger epidemic.

Health Minister Nizar Yazig said last week that “coercive and unjust” Western sanctions were affecting the Syrian health system facing coronavirus and called for their lifting.


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