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Coronavirus is continuing to spread across Syria, with more cases being reported in both regime and liberated areas reports Shaam News.

The Autonomous Administration has extended the lockdown in its areas of control.

The EWARN Response Network in the Aid Coordination Unit revealed 103 new cases of coronavirus in the liberated areas in northern Syria, bringing the total number of infections to 19,447. Aleppo and Idleb recorded 175 recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 10,477, according to the most updated numbers issued by the health authorities in the liberated north.

The regime’s Ministry of Health recorded 145 new infections and nine deaths.

EWARN indicated that it had classified four coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total number to 286 deaths. EWARN also confirmed that the number of PCR tests conducted yesterday was 528, bringing the total number of tests to 68,436 in northern Syria, as of yesterday.

A member of the coronavirus advisory committee in Syria, affiliated with the regime, Dr. Naboug al-Awa, said that the situation has become more dangerous, based on the numbers of infections announced by the Ministry of Health, as well as other infections which have not been announced.

In an interview with a pro-regime website, Awa stated that the coronavirus threatens everyone, not only adults, but also children, who are among the ones who transmit the disease the most. He said that the Minister of Education is once again working to prolong the mid-term holiday, in order to ensure students stay home, as they have been the main vectors of the disease in the past.

The Autonomous Administration, via the Health Authority, recorded 47 new cases of the coronavirus, while preventive measures were absent, with land and air movement between the regime’s areas and the regions in the northeast of the country at full throttle. This brings the number of infections in the areas under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to 7,698 cases.

According to the same Health Authority statement, the number of deaths in the SDF regions rose to 255, with four new deaths recorded recently, while the total number of recoveries is 1,094, with five recoveries recorded recently. New cases were distributed in the regions of Hassakeh, Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

On Sunday, the Autonomous Administration announced the extension of the partial lockdown in its areas of control from Jan. 4, 2021.

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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