In the efforts to confront the spread of coronavirus pandemic, President Mahmoud Abbas issued early this morning a new decree declaring a new state of emergency in the Palestinian territories starting today and for 30 days.
Palestine has been under a state of emergency since the outbreak of the disease in Palestine on March 5, which gave the government an opportunity to control and contain the spread of the pandemic to a large degree.
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and the Ministry of Health have asked the President to keep the state of emergency since the outbreak is not yet under full control.
Palestine has 532 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 170 in the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, 345 in the West Bank and 17 in the Gaza Gaza Strip. Four deaths were also reported, two in Jerusalem and two in the West Bank.