Coronavirus: Idlib's first Covid-19 case raises fears for Syria camps

Sun Online Desk

10th July, 2020 08:18:12 printer

Coronavirus: Idlib's first Covid-19 case raises fears for Syria camps

 

A mainly rebel-held province in north-west Syria has confirmed its first coronavirus case, sparking fears of a devastating outbreak in crowded camps holding displaced people.

A doctor contracted the virus at a hospital in a town in Idlib near the Turkish border, aid groups said, BBC reported.

They said the doctor was self-isolating and his contacts were being traced.

The hospital where the doctor worked has been closed, said a World Health Organization official in Turkey.

For months aid groups have issued stark warnings about the risks of a coronavirus outbreak in north-western Syria.

 


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