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Syria's COVID-19 CATASTROPHE
    Anas Alkharboutli/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #769: TUESDAY January 12, 2021: 'SYRIA'S COVID-19 CATASTROPHE' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Anas Alkharboutli of DPA who won the 27th Prix Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents Award 2020 for his work in Syria: COVID-19 has been shrouded in secrecy in Syria and official numbers have been consistently low due to the general lack of testing. After months of under reported cases and relaxed lockdown measures, the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic has gripped government held areas. A worrying rise in daily deaths and infections, especially in Damascus, has left Syria facing what could be its biggest challenge yet. For a country battling economic turmoil, widespread instability, and heavy sanctions, the outcome looks increasingly bleak. Welcome to: 'SYRIA'S COVID-19 CATASTROPHE'
Syria's COVID-19 CATASTROPHE
    Anas Alkharboutli/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #769: TUESDAY January 12, 2021: 'SYRIA'S COVID-19 CATASTROPHE' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Anas Alkharboutli of DPA who won the 27th Prix Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents Award 2020 for his work in Syria: COVID-19 has been shrouded in secrecy in Syria and official numbers have been consistently low due to the general lack of testing. After months of under reported cases and relaxed lockdown measures, the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic has gripped government held areas. A worrying rise in daily deaths and infections, especially in Damascus, has left Syria facing what could be its biggest challenge yet. For a country battling economic turmoil, widespread instability, and heavy sanctions, the outcome looks increasingly bleak. Welcome to: 'SYRIA'S COVID-19 CATASTROPHE'