المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus in regime-controlled areas | 4,770 confirmed cases and the death toll rises to 435, amid continued misinformation by regime authorities

SOHR sources have reported that hundreds of new coronavirus cases have been recorded in regime-controlled areas over the past three days. While dozens have died of the coronavirus, as the healthcare system in regime-controlled areas is unable to cope with the pandemic, amid continued misinformation by the regime regarding the outbreak of the pandemic in its areas.

According to SOHR statistics, based on reports obtained from reliable medical sources in regime-controlled areas, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 4,770.

550 of which have recovered while 435 people have died of coronavirus.

The cases are distributed in all Syrian provinces. However, most of the deaths and infection cases have been in Damascus and countryside.

SOHR activists have monitored growing popular anger in regime-held areas over the government’s handling of the virus as it continues keeping the real number of infection cases secret and has not imposed the needed precautionary measures. In addition, these areas suffer from deteriorating medical services, amid fears of the collapse of the already dilapidated healthcare system.

Furthermore,  regime-controlled areas experience dramatic living conditions because of the prohibitively high prices, deteriorating economic conditions, unemployment and lack of job opportunities, in addition to the frequent interruption of electricity.

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