NABLUS, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (WAFA) – In an effort to stop the quickly rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the West Bank, several governors opted to impose lockdown on areas infected with the disease.
After Hebron governor Jibrin al-Bakri announced this morning a five-day lockdown on the entire governorate, which includes the largest city in the West Bank, Hebron, starting tonight, governor of Nablus, Ibrahim Ramadan, also declared today a five-day lockdown on the governorate starting tonight.
Hebron governorate has become the new epicenter of the disease in Palestine with over 1700 cases, all in the last two weeks, followed by Nablus with 140 cases.
Ramallah governor, Laila Ghannam, also ordered today a full lockdown on the village of Abu Falah, northeast of Ramallah city, for a period of five days starting tonight after eight cases of coronavirus were confirmed in it.
Ghannam said the eight cases were from one Palestinian family, stressing that the purpose of the lockdown is to enable the medical teams to trace the carriers of the disease who came in contact with the infected family.
Bethlehem governor, Kamil Hmeid, also decided today to impose a lockdown on several towns, villages and refugee camps in the governorate following the rise in number of coronavirus cases.
He said 17 areas will be under lockdown for one week starting tonight, either partially or fully.
Bethlehem governorate had around 180 new coronavirus cases.
With the lockdown, movement of people in and out of the governorate will be restricted, all shops and businesses, except pharmacies and bakeries, will close and people will be advised to stay home.