The first patient with COVID-19 in Syria was a man who came to the country from abroad. The actual number of cases can be much higher.
The first case of coronavirus infection has been recorded in Syria. This was reported by the Syrian agency SANA on March 22.
The patient came from abroad, at the entrance to the country he had no symptoms, they appeared later, the newspaper writes. It is reported that the first patient is a little over 20 years old.
Axios notes that the actual number of coronavirus infections in Syria is probably much higher, especially given its proximity to Iran, where one of the most serious outbreaks of COVID-19 has been recorded.
The nine-year war in Syria has led to the fact that “even such simple tasks as washing hands are not available to many,” the newspaper writes.
Many Syrians live in shelters and refugee camps where there is no room for isolation.
Syrian doctors asked the World Health Organization for protective equipment and equipment to counter the coronavirus, writes Axios.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
As of the morning of March 23, the number of people infected with coronavirus worldwide is 339,041, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 has reached 14,705, and 98,799 have been cured. This is evidenced by data from Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the spread of the disease.
In Ukraine, as of 22.30 on March 22 confirmed 73 cases of infection coronavirus. Three people died, one was cured.