COVID-19 pandemic in Syria

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COVID-19 pandemic in Syria
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationDamascus Governorate
Rif Dimashq Governorate
Daraa Governorate
Arrival date22 March 2020
(6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases48
Active cases16
Recovered29
Deaths
3

The COVID-19 pandemic was first recorded to have arrived in Syria on 14 March 2020.[1] The first case was confirmed on 22 March.[2]

Cases[change | change source]

The first case of COVID-19 in Syria possibly came from Pakistan where 8 individuals with a travel history including Syria were confirmed to have the virus.[3]

Weakness[change | change source]

Syria is considered very weak to the epidemic due to the ongoing civil war and horrible humanitarian situation.[4][5]

Response[change | change source]

According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, there are 5 labs that are able to test for the coronavirus located in 4 governorates.[6]

According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, There are 32 quarantine centers for suspected COVID-19 cases located in 13 governorates (All governorates Except Idlib).[6]

According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, there are 13 Treatment centers dedicated for COVID-19 patients located in 11 governorates.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Syria, insisting it is coronavirus-free, takes broad steps to prevent spread". Reuters. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via www.reuters.com.
  2. "Health Minister: First case of Coronavirus registered in Syria in patient who had come from abroad, appropriate measures have been taken to deal with the case". Sana.sy. 22 March 2020. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. "Pakistan blames Syria for Coronavirus outbreak". Daily Times. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. "In Syria's northwest, medics fear the worst if coronavirus hits crowded camps". Reuters. 11 March 2020. Archived from the original on 13 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via www.reuters.com.
  5. "Syrian refugees are experiencing their worst crisis to date. Coronavirus will make it worse". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 1 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Microsoft Power BI". app.powerbi.com. Retrieved 2020-04-28.