Coronavirus: WHO sends 5,000 tests to NW Syria

Sets up 3 hospitals in and around Idlib

06 April, 16:25

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, APRIL 6 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent about 5,000 COVID-19 test kits to northwestern Syria, an area out of central government control and under Turkish influence, the UN agency noted in a statement.

    In collaboration with Syria medical organisations in the northwestern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, WHO has also set up three hospitals with a total of 210 beds to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic: in the city of Idlib, Salqin and Daret Izza.

    WHO said that no cases had yet been recorded of COVID-19 in the areas of Aleppo and Idlib out of central government control.


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