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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – October 2020

Our latest monthly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: October sees as many deaths and twice as many cases as rest of year combined Exponential growth through September and October with daily cases increasing tenfold Partial quarantine reintroduced across NES amid negligible adherence to public safety measures Capacity to be […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 27 September

Our latest weekly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: Director of National Hospital in Raqqa refusing to wear face-mask in protest at shortsupply Infamous former ISIS prison in Raqqa’s ‘black stadium’ turned into coronavirus confinement center This week sees highest daily increase in coronavirus cases to date, with 95 new […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 20 September

Our latest update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: Total cases increased by 37% (840, 1151), and fatalities increased by 13% (46, 52) Only the rate of recoveries decreased by 58%, last week there were 124 new recoveries, this week only 52 were recorded 25 coronavirus cases confirmed among healthworkers (15% […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 13 September

Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: Over 100 health-workers in NES confirmed to have coronavirus Kurdish Red Crescent raises alarm over false sense of security Health authorities try to overcome chronic under-testing Corona cases in Jazira region, where most testing is concentrated, increase 122%week-on-week (82 to 182) 10-fold […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 6 September

Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: Detected coronavirus cases double in Euphrates region despite severe under-testing Slowdown in reported cases and deaths in worst-hit Jazira region and across NES as a whole NES has the lowest testing rate of any part of Syria and the highest rate […]

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Update: coronavirus in North and East Syria – week ending 29 August

Our latest update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: • First coronavirus cases confirmed in Hol and Arisha camps• Water has been restored to some neighbourhoods in the Heseke region, but many areas stillhave no steady access to water despite summer heat and the fast-spreading pandemic• Many areas of NES have […]

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Update: Coronavirus in North and East Syria – week ending 22 August

Our latest weekly coronavirus update finds: Turkey shuts off water, leaving key coronavirus facilities, Hol Camp, c. one million civilians struggling to follow basic hygiene measures New cases in NES this week reach 145, an 81% increase, while deaths increase 40% (5,7) and recoveries triple (10, 30) Majority of new cases in the Jazirah region […]

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Update: coronavirus in North and East Syria – week ending 15 August

Our first weekly update on the growing coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: — Coronavirus cases in North and East Syria (NES) rising rapidly following new outbreak at end of July — At least 15 confirmed cases among health workers in Heseke, key epicenter of disease — 3 confirmed cases among health workers […]

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North Press Agency – Syrian government-held Qamishli airport: epicenter to coronavirus outbreak in northeast Syria

Original Article by Hoshang Hassan, North Press Agency, 13 August 2020 QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Qamishli International Airport, which is held by the Syrian government in the country’s northeast, has been the main corridor for passing the coronavirus pandemic from the capital Damascus to be spread in northeast Syria which is under the control […]