المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus | Pandemic claims the lives of three people in “Self-Administration” in north-eastern Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored a spike in the death toll of coronavirus in the “Self-Administration” areas.

The death toll rose to three people. One of whom died today in the town of Tal Coujar in Al-Jazeera province, and it was one of the cases that has been previously reported infected.

Yesterday, health authorities in areas under the control of the Self Administration recorded one fatality and new 20 infected cases with coronavirus (16 cases in Al-Hasakah, two cases in Deir Ezzor, and two cases in Aleppo countryside).

Accordingly, the total number of infected cases in SDF-held areas rose to 50, all were quarantined.

Popular resentment is growing in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration in northern and eastern Syria over the lack of face masks and gloves, as well as merchants’ manipulation of prices in the black market.

With the increasing demand, face masks are sold today for 500 SYL each, after being sold for only 160 SYL before the crisis of the novel coronavirus. The high prices and shortage of face masks coincide with the increase in the number of infected cases in these areas.

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