Days Of Palestine – Gaza
Seven cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the densely-populated Gaza Strip, on Thursday, to raise the number of coronavirus cases into 9 in the enclave.
Ministry of Health announced the discovery of 7 new Corona cases found among the policemen who interacted with the first 2 cases announced on Sunday. All cases are in quarantine and haven’t entered Gaza.
Schools, public markets and event halls have all been shut in Gaza over the past two weeks to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.
The coastal enclave, measuring 375 square kilometers (145 square miles) is home to around two million Palestinians and poverty and unemployment rates are high.
An Israeli-led blockade has put restrictions on the movement of people and goods for years, amid security concerns, three subsequent wars and frequent rounds of violence.