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Palestine confirms 43 more cases of COVID-19, total hits 1022


RAMALLAH, Sunday, June 21, 2020 (WAFA) – Minister of Health, Mai al-Kaileh, confirmed today 43 more cases of COVID-19 in the West Bank, which brings up the total cases confirmed since the outbreak of the pandemic in Palestine to 1022.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Ibrahim Milhem, the government spokesman, she said 41 of the 43 cases were in the district of Hebron, the worst affected region of Palestine, whereas the other two were in the districts of Nablus and Tulkarm.

She said a total of 2350 random coronavirus tests were conducted during the past 24 hours, of which the aforementioned 43 cases came put positive.

Al-Kaileh noted that all the active cases are in a good condition, with the exception of one case which is placed in the intensified care unit.

The Health Minister pointed out that all the isolation and quarantine centers in all the governorates of Palestine were reopened in preparation for any emergency. She called on private and non-governmental hospitals to also be ready for any emergency.

Meanwhile, al-Kailed said 270 Palestinians who have been stranded in Egypt as a result of the pandemic arrived in Jordan prior to their transport to the West Bank via the Karama (Allenby) border crossing, where all of the arrivals will be tested for COVID-19. She stated that those who come out positive will be quarantined at the isolation centers of the Ministry.  

In the meantime, Milhem said the government has adopted a policy of making a balance between the health and economic needs, under which only affected villages or towns and not the rest of the province or country will be locked down.



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