A Palestinian expatriate living in Saudi Arabia has died yesterday after contracting coronavirus disease raising the total corona deaths among the Palestinian community in that country to 58 and worldwide to 201, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. It identified the deceased as 66-year-old Ziad Husni Shurafa.
The Ministry said four new corona cases were confirmed yesterday among diaspora Palestinians, three of them in the United States where the overall number there has reached 2217 while deaths stood at 69, and the fourth case was confirmed in Morocco of an employee at the Palestinian embassy, the first case reported among the Palestinian community in that north African country.
With the new cases, the overall corona cases among Palestinians in the diaspora have reached 3971 while 1652 have recovered worldwide.
The Ministry also said that a new batch of 218 Palestinians who were stuck in the US due to closure of the airports as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived at Queen Alia Airport in Jordan yesterday and immediately transported across the Jordan River bridge crossing to their homes in the West Bank.