Palestine plans to get 2 mln vaccines to curb COVID-19 spread

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-01 03:25:24|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Palestine said on Monday that it plans to get about 2 million vaccines from the World Health Organization and the vaccine manufacturers to curb COVID-19 spread in the Palestinian territories.

The Palestinian government has started to approach the manufacturers for coronavirus vaccines, the government said in a press statement.

The statement said the government decided to keep the West Bank lockdown running from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until the end of this week.

A full lockdown will be imposed all over the West Bank on Friday and Saturday, it added.

Meanwhile, Samer al-Asaad, a senior official of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, warned of more coronavirus spread because of the increasing number of daily cases.

"The number of daily COVID-19 cases has exceeded 2,000, while the recovery rate has decreased to 78 percent," al-Asaad said.

Earlier in the day, Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila said the health ministry recorded 2,062 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, bringing the total number to 98,850 and the death toll to 822. Enditem