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Doctors Without Borders: The spread of Covid-19 in Syria could become critical


Doctors Without Borders have issued a warning regarding the support for the vulnerable in northwest Syria. Having been displaced by war, nearly a million people are living in makeshift camps many are overcrowded with very little sanitation. The Syrian government reported the first case of Covid-19 in Syria on March 23. Doctors are warning if coronavirus spreads to these camps it could become critical. The organisation says hospitals and health centres would become overwhelmed with a massive influx of Covid-19 patients that would be in need of hospitalisation, while these same facilities are still handling casualties from the fighting as well as responding to other medical needs.

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