The governorates of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah will remain exposed to more cases and deaths, especially among elderly and people with chronic diseases, because of limited capacities in northeastern Syria in terms of quarantine centers and care rooms, insufficient medical staff, and the lack of specialized physicians who left the regions during the previous years of war.
Measures taken by local authorities for partial or full lockdowns or suspension of gatherings are insufficient. In addition, lack of adherence to regulations by the residents, due to many reasons like longer lockdown affect the people’s living conditions, and therefore many of them are forced to violate the regulations. At the same time, the various AANES institutions are unable to deal with the deteriorating economic conditions.
The mechanisms of COVID-19 cases reporting, and follow-up are not applied in all regions at a similar course, and this is due to the rise of numbers of cases and the inadequacy of emergency teams. Not enough information available to people on dangers of not adhering to precautionary measures.