RAMALLAH, Monday, April 13, 2020 (WAFA) - The government‘s spokesman Ibrahim Milhem confirmed this evening a new case of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus), bringing up the total cases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to 273.
Milhem said in a statement that the new case belongs to a man in his 20s from the town of Jalqamus in the Jenin governorate, north of the occupied West Bank. The man contracted the disease during his work at a chicken slaughterhouse in Israel.
Of note, most cases confirmed in Palestine so far came from Israel, an epicenter of the disease, or from people who had contact with patients who contracted the disease during their work in Israel.
This brings up the total amount of cases in Palestine to 273, of which 13 are in the Gaza Strip, while 36 cases are believed to be in the occupied city of Jerusalem, becoming 309 cases in total in the occupied Palestinian territories.