GAZA

The blockaded Gaza Strip pleaded Friday for emergency medical aid from humanitarian organizations around the world to combat the novel coronavirus. 

“We want international aid organizations to meet urgent medical needs such as respiratory and intensive care devices, medicines and protective equipment as part of combating COVID-19,” said the Health Ministry in Gaza.

Nearly 1,200 travelers who entered Gaza from abroad are being kept in quarantine in 18 different centers.

The Strip continues education activities with live broadcasts on radio and social networking sites after schools were closed to stem the spread of virus known as COVID-19.

Israel’s 13-year

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