If the coronavirus pandemic reaches areas in northwest Syria, it would complicate an already catastrophic situation, says a Doctors Without Borders spokesperson as the NGO adapts its activities to prevent the spread of the virus in places like Idlib.
Taking precautionary measures
As fears grow of an impending #coronavirus outbreak in #Syria, an artist in the war-torn city of #Idlib is painting murals to raise public awareness about the virus – and to remind the world of the Syrian regime’s ongoing attacks against civilians.https://t.co/JC8xi6Sht2— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 1, 2020
“We are seeing high level public health systems in countries like Italy or Spain and some of them are collapsing in face of this situation. What can we expect from a health system that has already been in difficulty? And the difficulty is a small word, they’ve been completely overstretched and unequipped,” Reynders said.SHOW MORE