Al-Monitor – Northeast Syria imposes ‘total lockdown’ due to virus

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Original article published by Al Monitor 12 April 2021 A lockdown will begin in northeast Syria on Tuesday as authorities attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus during Ramadan and following a relatively large number of…

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

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Our latest monthly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: • New quarantine in place across North and East Syria (NES) as coronavirus cases continue to rise• NES faces worst economic hardship in Syria as a…

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

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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 combinedExponential growth through September and October with daily cases increasing…

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

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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 shortsupplyInfamous former ISIS prison in Raqqa’s ‘black stadium’…

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

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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,…

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

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Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: Over 100 health-workers in NES confirmed to have coronavirusKurdish Red Crescent raises alarm over false sense of securityHealth authorities try to overcome…

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

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Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: Detected coronavirus cases double in Euphrates region despite severe under-testingSlowdown in reported cases and deaths in worst-hit Jazira region and…

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

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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…

Briefing: Coronavirus risks and preventative measures in Hol camp

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Contents: Key pointsHol camp overviewAid crossing closureCamp overview - from internal briefing for NES NGOs Health service provision in Hol camp - from NES health working group report Key points No suspected or confirmed cases…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: 22 April update

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Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: briefing

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Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers

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Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers: 4,000,000 people 600,000 IDPs 40 ventilators 35 ICU beds No WHO-provided test kits No PCR test machines due to Turkish invasion No water for 460,000+ as Turkey…