RAMALLAH, Friday, April 10, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine on Friday afternoon announced the second death from the novel coronavirus.
Government spokesman Ibrahim Milhem announced that Nash‘at Naji al-Mudallal, 55, a resident of Barta‘a town, west of Jenin, died several days after contracting the highly infectious coronavirus.
Hailing originally from Seida town, northeast of Tulkarem, al-Mudalal contracted the virus while working at his butcher shop in Barta‘a after coming into contract with Israeli merchants.
He was first admitted to Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem, and, as a result of the seriousness of his condition, given his chronic diseases, he was rushed four days ago to Hugo Chavez Hospital in the Ramallah-district town of Turmus Ayya, where he died.
The first coronavirus fatality was of a woman, in her 60s, from Biddu town, northwest of Jerusalem. She contracted the virus from her son, who used to work in Israel.
Al-Mudalal was laid to his rest today afternoon in his hometown of Seida amidst tightened precautionary restrictions.