The World Health Organization on Wednesday expressed concern about lack of information on coronavirus cases in the war-torn countries of Syria and Yemen.
Abdinasir Abubakar, head of the Infectious Hazard Management Programme at WHO’s Regional Office, told CNN that due to the current situation there that we might expect an “explosion of cases.”
Abubakar said WHO is concerned “because the countries who might not be having cases are those with weak health and weak surveillance system.”
So far, Syria, Libya, and Yemen are the only three Arab countries who have not reported coronavirus cases. All three are in the midst of ongoing conflict.