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"Doctors without borders" is concerned about the deteriorating situation of COVID-19 in Syria

More large-scale outbreak of coronavirus can promptly create an undue burden on the health system of Syria, told RIA Novosti the representative offices of international humanitarian organization "Doctors without borders" (MSF) in the middle East Ahmed Fadel.

He noted that the worsening situation with COVID-19 may lead to failures in providing regular health services to other patients.

He said that in Northern Syria there is an acute shortage of funds shared medical appointments necessary to treat infected COVID-19, and other patients. Associated with pandemic measures have already affected the availability of medical services, especially in places where tensions, he said.

Other negative factors, according to Fadel, are the difficult economic situation and the low rates of vaccination coverage in the country, which could trigger outbreaks of diseases such as measles.

The representative office of MSF added that the particularly difficult situation in the refugee camps. He also stressed that the US sanctions under the law "Caesar", which came into force in June, further undermining the country's economy.

The President of the United States Donald trump signed the law, which became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ASMA and his sister Bushra, and 21 organization.

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