Human Rights Activists Claim COVID-19 Figures are Underreported in Crimea | QHA media
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27 May 2020, 18:45

Human Rights Activists Claim COVID-19 Figures are Underreported in Crimea

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In Crimea, under Russian occupation, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached to 507 people, according to the Crimean Human Rights Group.

Yesterday, two new cases were reported in the city of Simferopol and another case in the city of Alushta, the group said on Facebook on May 26, referring to an update by Crimea’s so-called “health minister” and other “officials.”

What is more, a new coronavirus case was registered in the Russia-occupied city of Sevastopol. Thus, according to official data of the occupying authorities, 507 cases of new coronavirus infection were recorded in Crimea; of them, 158 were reported in Sevastopol.

“The results of weekly monitoring conducted by the Crimean Human Rights Group give reason to believe that the official figures for both the number of cases of COVID-19 infection and the number of deaths from COVID-19 are underreported,” the human rights activists said.