Palestine confirms first 2 cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 in West Bank

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-27 20:09:20|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Sunday confirmed the first two cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 in the West Bank.

In a press statement, Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila said that the two cases are of two Palestinian girls from the West Bank cities of Qalqilya and Salfit.

"The two infected girls came from the United Arab Emirates through Jordan," al-Kaila said, adding that they have been put under medical quarantine and tests have been taken from others who had contact with them.

She called on the Palestinians to immediately fill the online application for getting vaccinated, adding that the vaccine would reduce the serious symptoms of COVID-19.

On Sunday, the health ministry said it recorded 82 new COVID-19 cases, including nine in the West Bank and 73 in the Gaza Strip, adding that one fatality was recorded.

The virus has claimed so far 3,827 lives in the Palestinian territories since March 2020.

A total of 482,695 people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to official figures. Enditem