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Key Updates

  • COVID-19 cases across the oPt so far this month rose by 37%, and by 86% in the Gaza Strip
  • In Israel, the authorities have imposed a three-week general lockdown, which also includes annexed East Jerusalem
  • 46,614 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory and 314 deaths
  • 2,445 confirmed cases in Gaza Strip 17 deaths
  • Shortages of COVID-19 test kits and supplies are being reported in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Further Info

WHO situation report
OCHA situation report
MAP situation update
Palestine says 100,000 virus swabs damaged by Israel
Aid agencies warn of Covid-19 crisis in refugee camps as winter approaches
Episode 2 of Mondoweiss’ 5-part series on Covid-19 in Palestine: Annexation in the Jordan Valley

Take Action

Israel’s blockade on Gaza will have catastrophic effects on the spread and fatality of coronavirus within the besieged strip. We must urge the UK to use its diplomatic power to put end to this, so that Palestinians can gain access to the healthcare they need during this crisis. Write to your MP today.