Russian, Assad attacks put millions of Syrians at risk of COVID-19, White Helmets say
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

Russian, Assad attacks put millions of Syrians at risk of COVID-19, White Helmets say

Orient Net
Date: 2020-03-30 16:01
Attacks carried out by the Assad regime and Russia have put millions of Syrians at risk of contracting the new coronavirus by driving them into displacement, the White Helmets civil defense group said, adding that the group’s efforts to prevent and raising awareness continues in Syria’s northwest.

“All segments of society are at risk of contracting the coronavirus, and they have the right to access prevention information to stay out of danger. Our White Helmets teams work to reach them all and provide important brochures and advice on infection symptoms and prevention methods,” the civil defense group wrote Sunday on Twitter, underlining that the group worked in cooperation with educational, medical and civil society organizations.

“Russian and regime's immoral and inhumane campaigns against Syrians driving them into inhospitable tent life have put more than 4 million civilians at risk of the impending disaster of the spread of Coronavirus in northwestern Syria,” it stated further.

Assad regime confirmed the Syria’s first death from the novel coronavirus on Sunday. The Assad regime's health ministry said that a woman, who died after being rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, was found to have been infected by the coronavirus in the first officially reported death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

In addition to the death, the Assad regime has officially reported nine other coronavirus cases, although medics and witnesses say there are more.

Fears are high that the virus could spread rapidly among Syria’s most vulnerable communities.

Based on DS


google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
ISIS detainees escape prison in Syria .Floods in Syria’s Raqqa kill seven .Idlib demonstrators revive Syrian revolution .21 Syrian asylum seekers rescued from boats in Aegean Sea .Turkey neutralizes PKK militiamen in northern Syria .Artillery shells kill, injure civilians in Aleppo’s Afrin .IED injures civilians in Aleppo’s Afrin .UN to suspend refugee resettlement abroad .Turkey neutralizes PKK militiamen in Syria .Turkey deploys troops to observation points in Syria .SNHR: Assad regime has forcibly displaced 15.2 million Syrians since 2011 .SNHR: Assad regime, Russia committed 77 massacres in Idlib since April 2019 .US imposes sanctions on Iranian Revolutionary Guards-linked firms, individuals .UN urges Syria cease-fire to suppress COVID-19 .Coronavirus: 700,000 cases worldwide; more than 33,500 deaths .Iran coronavirus death toll tops 2,500