Coronavirus | Quarantine imposed on two hospitals in north-western Syria, as pandemic spreads and number of cases increases
The hospital administration of “Al-Kinana” in the city of Dara Azza, west of Aleppo, imposed the quarantine on the hospital, as coronavirus case confirmed inside the hospital.
On the other hand, the administration of Al-Amal Hospital in al-Ghandoura area of Jarabulus, eastern Aleppo, decided to close the hospital for 14 days, and called on all its staff to abide by the quarantine.
This comes as part of the precautionary measures to protect medical staff from infection and in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to patients, coinciding with the overcrowding in hospitals and the recent spread of the virus significantly.
According to Observatory statistics, the number of confirmed cases, since July 9 to date, rose to 213, including two doctors were residing in Turkey.
Breakdown of the cases is as follows: 71 cases, including medical staff in HTS-held areas in Idlib, parts of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, and 140 cases in the areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions, north of Aleppo.
In August, SOHR documented the death of an elderly woman infected with the coronavirus in al-Dana town in Idlib countryside. Another case died in the town of Souran in the northern Aleppo countryside during the same month.
The Syrian Observatory had documented the death of a doctor who was infected with the coronavirus in northern Aleppo countryside, which is under the control of Turkish-backed factions.