Coronavirus in regime-held areas | Over 100,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths, while Ministry of Higher Education suspends educational process • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus in regime-held areas | Over 100,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths, while Ministry of Higher Education suspends educational process

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the regime has announced the suspension of the educational process in public and private universities and institutes for two weeks from Monday, April 4 to April 17, as a precautionary measure to fight the coronavirus, which is widespread in various Syrian provinces, in light of the failed policy of the regime and the authorities concerned regarding this issue. Where regime authorities continue misinformation and keeping the real number of daily deaths and infection cases with coronavirus secret.

The coronavirus is spreading in various provinces in its third peak on Syrian territory, as hospitals beds are full which portends a disaster, while the regime takes no action.

As SORH continues monitoring and tracking the escalating number of coronavirus cases and deaths in regime-held areas, reliable medical sources in regime-controlled areas have confirmed that nearly 102,000 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in the past few days, while 1,193 other cases died of the virus in the same period.

Moreover, large number of deaths are claimed to be caused by pneumonia, despite the broad outbreak of the virus throughout Syria.

According to SOHR latest statistics, based on reports obtained from reliable medical sources on the ground in regime-controlled areas, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has approximated 659,900, of whom 401,000 recovered, and 21,184 died.

It is worth noting that regime Ministry of Health’ official statistics announced 19,164 infections, of whom 12,88 people died and 12,977 recovered.

It is worth noting that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 172 doctors in the Syrian regime-held areas due to coronavirus in 2020, and they were documented by names.

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