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Virus surge threatens northeast Syria camps, Save the Children warns

Authorities this month have confirmed 46 coronavirus cases across three camps hosting displaced people in northeast Syria.
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A surge of coronavirus cases could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation in northeast Syria’s displacement camps, Save the Children said Thursday. 

The charity said 46 COVID-19 cases have been reported this month across three camps for displaced people in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria, which on Tuesday announced a 10-day lockdown aimed at staving off a new wave of the virus. 

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