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Second Wave of Coronavirus Hits Palestinian Territories


Thu 18 Jun 2020 | 08:42 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The Palestinian Minister of Health May Alkila announced that a second wave of the Coronavirus hit the country.

Akila stressed the importance of citizens' adherence to safety and preventive measures.

In a press statement issued after her meeting today with the Corona Committee in the Ministry of Health, Akila warned that the second wave is more dangerous than the first one because of the discovery of many epidemiological outposts of unknown source, in addition to infections among the medical and health personnel in hospitals.

The minister made a series of serious decisions, including the reopening of centers for treating people infected with the "COVID-19" disease in the Military Hospital, Thuraya in Nablus, Hugo Chavez Hospital in Ramallah, and the National Rehabilitation Center in Bethlehem, in addition to opening the Dura Hospital in Hebron.

The minister also issued a decision to all hospitals to stop operating the visiting system and abide by one companion in case of need, through identification cards for the escort, to remain inside the hospital and be discharged if the patient is discharged.

She stated that the Corona Committee in the Ministry of Health will remain in a permanent meeting to follow the developments of the epidemiological situation in the Palestinian territories.

Today, Thursday, she confirmed that five new cases of the Coronavirus were recorded, four in Hebron and the other in Nablus, bringing the total number of Corona cases detected in the Palestinian territories to 750.

The Palestinian authorities also decided to close the city of Hebron in the West Bank at the entrance to Halhul after recording new infections with the Coronavirus in the city and its surroundings.

The Governor of Hebron Maj- Gen Jabreen al-Bakri has decided to impose the state of emergency and to take several preventive precautions after recording 35 infections in the city.