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  • Worst wave yet of COVID-19 in northern Syria overwhelms health system

    Press Release 13 October 2021

    (Doctors Without Borders)
    FRANCISCO OTERO Y VILLAR, MSF HEAD OF MISSION FOR SYRIA

    NORTHERN SYRIA – Northern Syria is experiencing its most severe recorded wave of COVID-19 yet, with needs fast outpacing limited oxygen supplies and health facilities running out of testing kits. In the country’s northwest, the health system is already unable to cope, while in the northeast, the coronavirus is spreading at a worrying pace, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

    In northwest Syria, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 almost doubled in September, reaching nearly 73,000, compared to the 39,000 cases recorded by the end of August.

    https://www.msf.org/health-system-ov...9-outbreak-yet
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