Gaza reports 29 new COVID-19 cases over 3 days: official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-21 23:40:03|Editor: huaxia

GAZA, May 21 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official announced on Thursday that 29 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded during the past three days in the Gaza Strip.

Yousef Abu al-Reesh, director general of the Hamas-run Ministry of Health told a news briefing that the total number of the coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip has reached 49 since March 5.

Al-Reesh told reporters that the 29 new cases are of Palestinians who had recently returned to the Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing point with Egypt and Erez crossing with Israel.

The official noted that the Health Ministry is studying the possibility of imposing a curfew on the Gaza Strip during the days of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which is expected to start on Saturday for three days.

Meanwhile, Khalil Al-Hayya, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, told the news briefing that Hamas has decided to completely close Rafah and Erez crossing points with Egypt and Israel for those who want to return to the Gaza Strip until the end of June. Enditem