Syria says it has a total of sixteen publicly cases and two deaths and UN officials have warned the country was ill prepared for an outbreak and that the confirmed cases could just be the "tip of the iceberg."
Turkish drone maker Baykar Chief Executive Haluk Bayraktar said 100 engineers from his company, defence contractor Aselsan and household electronics maker Arcelik are working together to have the ventilators ready by the end of May.
The relentless attacks and revolving door of mercenaries widen Libyans' exposure to the pandemic.
The Assad regime has not been forthcoming with information and if action is not taken, it could become a coronavirus hotspot.
The Norwegian Refugee Council said it was unable to reach people in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, where authorities have imposed strict measures to halt the spread of the virus.
Antonio Guterres calls for an immediate cease-fire around the world including the conflicts in Syria, which is in its tenth year, and in Yemen to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Turkey and Russia agreed on a protocol that urged parties to "cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting from 00:01 on March 6, 2020."
Iran, a regional Covid-19 epicentre, backs the Assad regime and sends religious pilgrims and militias to Syria where health systems stand ravaged by war. Arrival of the virus in war-torn countries such as Syria and Gaza raises fears of circulation.
In an op-ed he wrote for the Financial Times, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the block's "inaction on Syrian refugees is a stain on human conscience.”
For the displaced living in crowded camps, social distancing and regular hand-washing is not an option
With millions suffering from years of war and severely degraded medical facilities, countries at war cannot pay the price of a new frontline.
The fire burned through two containers used as living quarters by people in the Moria camp, as well as some tents, a spokesman said.
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