‘We do our best to wash their bodies’: Idlib hospital struggles to cope with Covid-19 spike

8th October, 2021.      //   Health, pandemics  // 

We do our best to wash their bodies': Idlib hospital struggles to cope with  Covid-19 spike

As countries introduce measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us are making huge changes to our daily routines.

The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues take time to get used to. Adapting to lifestyle changes such as these, and managing the fear of contracting the virus and worry about people close to us who are particularly vulnerable, are challenging for all of us.

Hospitals in Syria’s rebel-held city of Idlib are struggling to keep up with incoming Covid-19 cases as the number of those infected with the deadly virus soar to critical levels across the country. In the Idlib region, where around half of the more than three million residents have been displaced by conflict, the number of recorded daily infections has increased sharply and now often tops 1,000 a day.

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