Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to extend the state of emergency (OHAL) previously implemented due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) for another month.
Palestinian official agency WAFA announced that President Abbas has issued a new decree regarding the state of emergency.
Accordingly, the state of emergency within the scope of Covid-19 measures in Palestine has been extended for 1 more month as of today. With the last decision taken by Abbas, the state of emergency in Palestine approached its second year.
After the first case of Covid-19 was seen on March 3, 2020, in the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, a state of emergency was implemented.
The state of emergency declared by Palestinian President Abbas can only be applied in regions A and B of the occupied West Bank in accordance with the Oslo Agreement between Israel and Palestine.
This decision cannot be implemented in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and the suburbs of East Jerusalem and in areas C of the West Bank.
More than 2,000 cases recorded in the last 24 hours
On the other hand, in a written statement from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, it was stated that 2,466 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, and 5 patients died.
It was reported that 1364 of the cases were detected in the besieged Gaza Strip and 1102 in the occupied West Bank.
Thus, in Palestine, which has a population of approximately 5.2 million, 3 thousand 948 people have died due to the virus so far, and the total number of cases has increased to 371 thousand 582.
In Palestine, where the number of active cases exceeded 20 thousand, it was noted that 52 of the patients were in severe condition.
In Palestine, the number of daily cases fell below 100 in July, and the number of active cases fell below 1000.
Experts are concerned that the situation in the country will worsen due to the effect of the Delta variant.
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