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New Coronavirus Victims, Infections Reported South of Damascus

Published : 10-08-2020

New Coronavirus Victims, Infections Reported South of Damascus

Coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been sheltered.

Local sources told AGPS that a number of infected persons succumbed to the lethal virus in Yarmouk and AlSabina refugee camps. An estimated 1,500 cases have been reported in the area.

The Syrian authorities shut down the popular market, swimming pools, and sports halls in AlSabina and AlHusainiya following a swift propagation of COVID-19 among the residents. The government urged the residents to keep to social distancing and wear face masks.

Over recent months, AGPS has warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Though campaigns to help spread awareness among the camps’ residents have seen the day, limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities mean displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.

Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10496

Coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been sheltered.

Local sources told AGPS that a number of infected persons succumbed to the lethal virus in Yarmouk and AlSabina refugee camps. An estimated 1,500 cases have been reported in the area.

The Syrian authorities shut down the popular market, swimming pools, and sports halls in AlSabina and AlHusainiya following a swift propagation of COVID-19 among the residents. The government urged the residents to keep to social distancing and wear face masks.

Over recent months, AGPS has warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Though campaigns to help spread awareness among the camps’ residents have seen the day, limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities mean displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.

Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10496