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Premier declares two more cases of COVID-19 in Palestine


RAMALLAH, Sunday, March 29, 2020 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced today that two more case of novel COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) have been confirmed in the West Bank, bringing up the total cases to 106.

Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah discussing the latest developments of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine, he said the two cases were for one Palestinian in the village of Qatanna, northwest of Jerusalem, and another one in the Hebron governorate.

Shtayyeh added that the government estimates around 12 cases of the novel disease among the Palestinian population of occupied Jerusalem who are currently being treated in Israeli hospitals, but said the number was not verified so far due to the Israeli restrictions on the work of the Palestinian government in the occupied capital.



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