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As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for treatment.

EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

Gaza, ruled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, is under a tight Israeli-enforced blockade, a major factor in weakening the Palestinian enclave's health infrastructure.

Hamas receives virus <em>test</em> <em>kits</em>, resumes Gaza screening

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamas receives virus test kits, resumes Gaza screening

Hamas' health ministry said the delivery of 19,500 test kits from the WHO will last no longer than eight days.

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

The New Arab Staff

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

The New Arab & agencies

Deaths from coronavirus-like symptoms surge in Yemen's Aden

Yemen has reported just 18 coronavirus-linked deaths but doctors say the virus is likely running rampant, forcing the death rate up by at least ...

Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

The New Arab

Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

In Yemen, tracking the spread of Covid-19 is made more difficult with people seeking help for symptoms much later than they should, and deaths ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The first Egyptian lawmaker to contract Covid-19 has been quarantined, and Norway claims the virus 'strengthens' IS. Here are the top stories ...

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

Algeria launches coronavirus <em>test</em> <em>kits</em> production

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

Algeria is manufacturing test kits for Covid-19 as authorities attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

A pledge for Africa

Abiy Ahmed

A pledge for Africa

Comment: The world's richest countries must respond to the developing world's pleas for a comprehensive strategy to overcome this public health ...

Turkish plane flies in medical aid to hard-hit US

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish plane flies in medical aid to hard-hit US

Turkey’s deputy foreign minister, Selim Yavuz Kiran, and the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, were at the military airbase to see ...

The New Arab & agencies

WHO to improve coronavirus testing capabilities in war-torn Yemen

Yemen's WHO hopes to receive tens of thousands of coronavirus testing kits while working to prepare dozens of dedicated Covid-19 hospitals as it braces for a virus outbreak.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

This week we focus on deadly flooding in Yemen's coastal city, an expected delivery of Covid-19 tests, and more.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Lebanon confirms its first case at a refugee camp, Turkish medics criticise government over health worker deaths and other stories in today's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen receives tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits

Yemen's health system, which has all but collapsed since the conflict broke out in 2014, is feared by many to be ill equipped to handle the ...

The New Arab

China's coronavirus aid to Syria fits inside two boxes

Syrians have been left disappointed after a delivery of aid from China ended up being just two boxes.

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Malia Bouattia

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Comment: Thought using Africans to develop vaccines was a thing of colonial times past? Think again, writes Malia Bouattia.

Fears as Gaza runs out of coronavirus testing <em>kits</em>

The New Arab

Fears as Gaza runs out of coronavirus testing kits

Gaza has ran out of coronavirus testing kits, a health official has said, whilst the head of the besieged enclave's emergency committee ...

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

The Middle East's most vulnerable refugees, trapped in camps across the region, await the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic while already ...

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