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20 Apr 2020

I thought I would die’ – meet the Syrian doctor who survived coronavirus by helping to treat himself

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A Syrian doctor who escaped from war-torn Raqqa in Syria seven years ago is now working as a doctor in a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

Dr Ammar Kanbar caught the coronavirus and was hospitalised – an experience he said was even worse than fleeing Syria.

He’s just returned home and is recuperating and is still short of breath.

He described to Channel 4 News when he first started to feel the symptoms.