Over 11,000 could die in just the first eight weeks of a Covid-19 outbreak in northwest Syria, finds an alarming new study by Syrian and international health experts.
Damascus resident Karam Mansour writes a first-hand account of life in the now-empty Syrian capital, where militiamen patrol the streets, shops do business in secret, and the homeless have abruptly disappeared.
With no help forthcoming from the UN or NGOs, local volunteers in northern Syria have taken it upon themselves to help protect displaced camp residents against the terrible prospect of a Coronavirus outbreak.
The World Health Organization is failing to help Syrians face Coronavirus, much as it failed to help them battle polio several years ago, writes Orwa Khalife.
As Assad’s health minister smirks about the army “cleansing Syria of bacteria,” doctors in Damascus, Aleppo, and Idlib tell Al-Jumhuriya they are woefully ill-prepared to deal with a Coronavirus outbreak.