Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria’s Idlib

first_imgIDLIB, Syria (AP) — The U.N. says a rainstorm hitting the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria has killed one child and destroyed hundreds of tents, leaving tens of thousands of internally displaced people homeless. Residents of the region spoke on Friday about harsh weather conditions that forced some of them to stay out in the open until they fixed their tents. The storm is the second to hit the region in two weeks and international aid groups have warned that reduced humanitarian access to northwestern Syria will impede response to the effects of the storm in a region already suffering from shortage of humanitarian aid.last_img

Ten more die as Indonesia confirms more than 500 COVID-19 cases

first_imgRead also: Three doctors die after testing positive for COVID-19 in JakartaYurianto also confirmed 64 new confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. on Sunday.The disease has now affected 20 of the 34 provinces across the country, including one new case in South Kalimantan, one in Maluku and two new cases in Papua — regions that previously recorded zero infections.Jakarta reported the most new COVID-19 coronavirus infections with 40 new cases, bringing the capital’s total to 307. East Java had the second-most with 15 new cases.West Java has recorded a total of 59 cases after reporting four new confirmed ones, while Central Java reported one new case, making a total of 15. Banten’s number of cases remained at 47.Yurianto also said that nine more patients had recovered from the disease after twice testing negative for COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 29. (aly)Topics : The death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia has risen to 48 with 10 more deaths among the 514 cases reported nationwide, Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto announced on Sunday.Jakarta recorded the biggest increase with six new fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total in the capital to 29.The death toll in Central Java remained at three, while East Java and North Sumatra still have one each. Meanwhile, Bali and Banten each reported one new death on Sunday, bringing the total deaths in Bali to two and in Banten to three. West Java added two more deaths, bringing its total to nine.last_img read more