Preview: Northern Syria: Health system overwhelmed in most severe COVID-19 outbreak yet

Northern Syria: Health system overwhelmed in most severe COVID-19 outbreak yet

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Northern Syria is experiencing its most severe recorded wave of COVID-19 yet, with needs fast outpacing limited oxygen supplies and health facilities running out of testing kits. In the northwest the health system is already unable to cope, while in the northeast the virus is spreading at a worrying pace, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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Northern Syria: Acute water crisis poses serious health risks

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