Syria confirms first Covid-19 case amid fears of catastrophic spread

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WHO warns country’s health system may be unable to respond to coronavirus as lockdowns begin

After weeks of denials from officials in Damascus, Syria has confirmed its first case of Covid-19, as fears mount of an outbreak that will have catastrophic consequences on the war-torn country.

The patient is a 20-year-old woman who recently returned to Syria from an unspecified country and appropriate measures have been taken, the health minister Nizar Yaziji said.

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