Syria's northeast confirms first death from coronavirus - statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northeastern Syria said it had recorded its first death from the new coronavirus, according to a statement on Friday in which it cited the World Health Organisation. The administration said in the statement that a 53-year-old man had died at a hospital in Qamishli on April 2 and that a sample sent to Damascus for testing was later confirmed as positive.

Reuters April 18, 2020 00:12:33 IST
Syria's northeast confirms first death from coronavirus - statement

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northeastern Syria said it had recorded its first death from the new coronavirus , according to a statement on Friday in which it cited the World Health Organisation.

The administration said in the statement that a 53-year-old man had died at a hospital in Qamishli on April 2 and that a sample sent to Damascus for testing was later confirmed as positive.

(Reporting by Rodi Said; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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