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Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Gaza Strip

Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Gaza Strip

Friday, 9 April, 2021 - 10:30
A Palestinian medic prepares a shot of the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, in Gaza City, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo)

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Thursday a surge in Covid-19 cases in Gaza Strip. The Ministry said 1,932 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours.


Last week, the Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza decided to close all educational institutions, including schools, universities and kindergartens until further notice.


The ministry also said that lockdown measures previously imposed will remain in effect.


Wedding halls remain closed and gatherings, occasions for celebration and mourning in houses and public streets are also banned.


The Palestinian government imposed a partial lockdown in the West Bank Sunday through Thursday, and a total lockdown from Friday to Saturday.


According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 289,719 cases and 3,043 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.


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