PARIS / STOCKHOLM — On Monday, ago a 92-year-old Syriac woman died after she contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Sources in Paris told SuroyoTV that today two more Syriacs (85 and 90 years old) died after contracting COVID-19. Older people are more likely to become severely ill if they catch the new coronavirus.
According to the sources, there are more than 10 Syriacs of various age who are currently infected with COVID-19 in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles. The city of Sarcelles has a high presence of Syriacs-Assyrians-Chaldeans who originate from the Hakkari region in southeastern Turkey.
In Sweden, an 88-year-old Armenian man from Sundyberg, a suburb of Stockholm, passed away after contracting the coronavirus. He was rushed to the hospital on 14 March after falling ill and was eventually diagnosed by doctors as having contracting COVID-19. The man, originally from Qamishli in the Gozarto (Jazira) Region in northeastern Syria, is survived by his wife, a Syriac woman.