A boy poses for a picture during an awareness workshop on coronavirus at a camp for displaced people in Atme town in Syria's northwestern Idlib province (Photo: Aaref Watad/AFP)
A Palestinian refugee has succumbed to coronavirus in Syria, raising concerns over an unabated outbreak of the highly-contagious virus in Palestinian refugee camps across the war-ravaged country.
Palestinian refugee Maymoun Fawzi Turki, aged 40, has died of the novel coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.
Civilians have strongly condemned the Syrian authorities and international humanitarian organizations regarding their appeals for urgent treatment and for ambulances to carry the diseased to the hospital.
The residents have expressed deep concern over their children’s safety due to the absence of anti-coronavirus drives and hygiene kit in the area.
Confirmed coronavirus cases have increasingly been reported in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the absence of hygiene kit and medicines.
A few months earlier, AGPS also warned of an unabated outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities mean displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.
Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order.