RAMALLAH, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Monday announced that it would soon implement new precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Palestinian territories as the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha will start on Friday.
"The Palestinian worshippers will serve the prayers in the morning of the first day of Eid al-Adha in public yards and squares for no more than 15 minutes, and they must abide by the protective precautionary measures," said Ibrahim Milhem, spokesman of the Palestinian government, at a news briefing.
The government would impose a full lockdown on all the West Bank districts starting Friday evening until Sunday morning, excluding bakeries and pharmacies, he noted.
The decision to keep mourning houses and wedding halls closed will remain valid all over the Palestinian territories, Milhem added.
Earlier in the day, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced 333 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number in the Palestinian territories to 13,457 cases since March 5. Enditem