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Syria's Rojava confirms first death from COVID-19

Local | 2020-04-17 21:40:05
Syria's Rojava confirms first death from COVID-19
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.

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