Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 6 September

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Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds:

  • Detected coronavirus cases double in Euphrates region despite severe under-testing
  • Slowdown in reported cases and deaths in worst-hit Jazira region and across NES as a whole
  • NES has the lowest testing rate of any part of Syria and the highest rate of positive results relative to tests performed, report finds
  • 200,000 IDPs in Shehba pocket suffer shortages of medical supplies and aid drought due to Syrian Government embargo
  • Deir-ez-Zor, Euphrates, Shebha struggling to get corona facilities online

You can download the full report here, and contact Rojava Information Center for further comment and analysis.