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Syrian government announces 1st death from new coronavirus

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Syrian government announces 1st death from new coronavirus

The document does not give more details about the patient, such as age and the place where she was hospitalized and died

Damascus, 29 March (EFE) .- The Syrian government announced on Sunday the record of the first death in the country due to infection with the new coronavirus, according to the state news agency "Sana".

"A woman died today in a hospital center, where, after some tests were carried out, it was found to be positive for coronavirus," as published in the public vehicle, which cited a statement from the local Ministry of Health.

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The document does not give more details about the patient, such as age and the place where she was hospitalized and died.

The NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in London, informed that, with this death, there would be two deaths by Covid-19, information that is not confirmed by the local government.

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Last Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the alert level in northwest Syria, where the last bastion of opposition to the Bashar al-Assad regime is, pointing out that the spread of Covid-19 in the region could be "catastrophic".

Officially, Syria has 11 cases of infected with the new coronavirus. The country has already decreed a partial curfew, from 6 pm to 6 am, and that public spaces be disinfected.

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