The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry today announced there were eight confirmed coronavirus cases and two deaths among Palestinian expatriates.
Highlighting the situation in Spain, the Ministry said that two Palestinian diplomats at the Palestinian General Delegation in Madrid tested positive for COVID-19, and two doctors hailing from Palestinian origins also tested positive for the virus.
It confirmed that a member of the Palestinian community in Spain died as a result of the coronavirus.
In Austria, the ministry confirmed that a Palestinian-Austrian, 87, died due to contracting coronavirus, and his Austrian wife contracted the virus.
In Brazil, the ministry confirmed that three members of the Palestinian community tested positive for the virus. They were placed under home quarantine, and their condition is good. Besides, two other Palestinians are suspected of being infected with the virus. They were tested for the virus, but the results were not obtained.
In Slovakia, a Palestinian doctor has gone to voluntary quarantine as a precautionary measure after being in touch with a Slovak colleague tested positive for the virus.
In Belarus, a Palestinian student was placed under quarantine as a precautionary measure although he tested negative for the virus. This procedure was taken after he came in contact with a person who was in touch with a confirmed coronavirus case.
Meanwhile, in a letter sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Riyad al-Malki called upon Canada to extend urgent financial assistance to the Palestinian government’s budget as well as medical aid to confront the coronavirus pandemic.