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Fears Mount as Dozens of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Contract Coronavirus

Published : 29-07-2020

Fears Mount as Dozens of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Contract Coronavirus

An AGPS reporter said dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded among the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, including a couple living in Berzeh town and a four-member family living in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus.

The list of infected persons also includes a Palestinian woman sheltered in Qudsaya and three Palestinians in Jdeidat AlFadhl town.

A few days earlier, Palestinian actor Ahmad Rafaa reportedly contracted the virus.

Last week, six suspected cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo.

The suspected cases have been home-quarantined and kept under observation to curtail a propagation of the lethal disease in the displacement camp.

Recently, state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community taking shelter in war-torn Syria following reports of increased coronavirus cases in and around Damascus.

State-run media outlets in Syria said Health Minister Nizar Yazaji ordered the closure of wedding halls to help curtail COVID-19 contaminations after a number of Syrian nationals have tested positive for the lethal virus.

AGPS continues to urge UNRWA and the Syrian Health Ministry to provide the Palestinian refugee community in the war-ravaged country with hygiene kit and relief items in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

AGPS also stresses the need to supply Palestinian refugee camps with medicines, detergents, and disinfectants in order to help the displaced communities defend themselves against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

AGPS is deeply concerned that the lack of transparency maintained by the Syrian government regarding the pandemic will result in a catastrophic situation in displacement camps, at a time when the deadly virus continues to claim the lives of thousands of people across the globe.

AGPS fears the coronavirus could spread quickly in jails and in overcrowded displacement camps, where neither hygiene kit nor medical equipment are accessible.

Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order. A confirmed coronavirus infection has been reported in the northern Syrian province of Idlib so far.

Though campaigns to help spread awareness among the camps’ residents have seen the day, limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities means displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.

 

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An AGPS reporter said dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded among the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, including a couple living in Berzeh town and a four-member family living in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus.

The list of infected persons also includes a Palestinian woman sheltered in Qudsaya and three Palestinians in Jdeidat AlFadhl town.

A few days earlier, Palestinian actor Ahmad Rafaa reportedly contracted the virus.

Last week, six suspected cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo.

The suspected cases have been home-quarantined and kept under observation to curtail a propagation of the lethal disease in the displacement camp.

Recently, state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community taking shelter in war-torn Syria following reports of increased coronavirus cases in and around Damascus.

State-run media outlets in Syria said Health Minister Nizar Yazaji ordered the closure of wedding halls to help curtail COVID-19 contaminations after a number of Syrian nationals have tested positive for the lethal virus.

AGPS continues to urge UNRWA and the Syrian Health Ministry to provide the Palestinian refugee community in the war-ravaged country with hygiene kit and relief items in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

AGPS also stresses the need to supply Palestinian refugee camps with medicines, detergents, and disinfectants in order to help the displaced communities defend themselves against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

AGPS is deeply concerned that the lack of transparency maintained by the Syrian government regarding the pandemic will result in a catastrophic situation in displacement camps, at a time when the deadly virus continues to claim the lives of thousands of people across the globe.

AGPS fears the coronavirus could spread quickly in jails and in overcrowded displacement camps, where neither hygiene kit nor medical equipment are accessible.

Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order. A confirmed coronavirus infection has been reported in the northern Syrian province of Idlib so far.

Though campaigns to help spread awareness among the camps’ residents have seen the day, limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities means displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10442