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A 120-bed ward at a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases in northeast Syria inaugurated by the Kurdish Red Crescent after the first COVID-19 death was reported in the regionA 120-bed ward at a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases in northeast Syria inaugurated by the Kurdish Red Crescent after the first COVID-19 death was reported in the region (AFP Photo/DELIL SOULEIMAN)

Near Hasakeh (Syria) (AFP) – Syria’s Kurds have set up a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases, the Kurdish Red Crescent said Monday, after the first COVID-19 death was reported in the northeastern region.

The United Nations on Friday said a man aged in his fifties had on April 2 become the first fatality from COVID-19 in northeast Syria.

In a region suffering from